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2023-24 Clubs and Organizations

Name President(s)  Sponsor(s) Mission
AIM Asian Inspiration Multiplied Ava Cheng '25 & Max Kim '25 Ms. Rothschild To provide awareness about racism and brutal attacks on Asian-Americans and to be a support network for Asian students
American Sign Language Claire Kelleter '25 Ms. Henley To educate people about American Sign Language and deaf culture, to increase accessibility on campus and to give people the opportunity to connect with deaf citizens
Angels for Allison Emily Commander '24 & Ellie Smith '24 Ms. Gonzalez To raise awareness of the parent organization of the same name that supports parents in their time of loss 
Arabic Club Hala Salameh ' 24 Ms. Phillips-Bourass To increase awareness around Arabic language and culture. It will also help students develop compassion for other cultures.
Art Club Rudrakshi Kumawat '26 Ms. Kuonen To promote the love of art and to create art installations for the Bolles School.
Betty Griffin and One Love Unite Club Leila Bata '24 Ms. McNesby To promote and support One Love and the Betty Griffin Center, to create awareness in the Bolles community about domestic abuse and assault, to help to teach the Bolles community ways to prevent relationship abuse, and to help survivors of abuse recover and heal. 
Black Student Union Coleman Spencer '26 Mr. Wellington & Ms. McIntyre-Nathari To educate people about the treatment and life experiences of blacks and other minorities. To promote diversity and cultural understanding.
Bolles Buddies Darden Brown '24 Ms. Harcrow & Ms. Wait To help bring awareness to and support for children and adults with special needs. This club works with the North Florida School.
Bolles Chess Club Olivia Ebeling '25 & Liza Yaryna '25 Mr. Bullington To bring the student population together through the ancient game of chess
Bolles Premedical Society Christina Dovellos '25 & Soumya Kondu '25 Mr. Rivera To unify students who have a common interest in the allied health fields. The club will benefit participating students through multiple volunteer opportunities, guest speakers and hands on medical experiences.
Bolles Rethreaded Club Anson Silverfield '25 & Violet Herbert '25 Mr. Bullington To bring awareness and support to women that are survivors of human trafficking by empowering employment through the training of various skills.
Bolles Supporting First Responders Gracey Estepp '25 & Amanda Tun '25 Mr. Gebauer To educate the Bolles community on how beneficial first responders are the  Jacksonville community. Students will get the chance to interact with our local heroes and express our gratitude for their service through a variety of community service projects.
Books for Jax Krish Comar '25 Mr. Bullington To bring awareness and initiatives aimed at social policy with a focus on sustainable practices around books
Building Leaders Today and Tomorrow BLT2 Eve Surface '25 & Kate Campen '26   To allow Bolles students to mentor the students at Tiger Academy. We hope to build a connection between the schools to encourage high performing Tiger Academy students to develop an interest in attending Bolles. 
Bulldogs Fighting Cancers Krish Patel '25 & Rohan Deshmukh '25 Mr. O'Neil To raise awareness of rare cancers and to provide links to areas of cancer research
Caitlin's Closet Meia Popp '24 & Cauthen Catlin '24 Ms. Gomez To provide young people without resources, either financial or otherwise, the opportunity to outfit themselves in donated clothes for proms, dances, academic award and sports banquets. This club is affiliated with the organization of the same name.
Characters for Care Zoe Fineman '25 & Kylie Morton '25 Ms. Roland To raise awareness about kids with special needs and to participate in events for them while dressed in character costumes.
Chinese Club Alston Qin '25 Ms. Rothschild To promote the Chinese language and culture
CISV Maya Patel '24  Ms. Jacobson To work to create a more peaceful and accepting world. We will teach students about human rights, diversity, equity, inclusion, conflict and resolution, and sustainable development. 
Club Council Katrina Kirov '24 &
Meia Popp '24 &
Raina Swani '24
Ms. Moyer-Shad To manage all student clubs on the upper school campus, including but not limited to, the approval process, adherence to requirements and at times cancelation of student clubs.
Community Connections Kayligh Kasinger '24 Ms. Gastaldi To give the students of Sabal Palms and fun and safe place to come afterschool once or two times per month
Computer Science Club Daniel Ji '24 & William Schilling '24 Dr. Dostert To support each other in studying computer code and expose the Bolles community to external opportunities for aspiring computer scientists.
CyberAI Club Olivia Clontz '25 & Eesh Majithia '25 Mr. Lyons To educate the general public about cybersecurity and artificial intelligence to fulfill "Projects for Social Good." which are socially positively impactful projects utilizing data science and computerized models to solve problems beyond sole human capacity
DIPG Ellie Anna Turner '24 & Penelope Kavalieros '25 Mr. Ferrari To help raise awareness of and money for the illness of DIPG, a type of aggressive brain tumor that is difficult to treat.
D.E.S.C. Club Downtown Ecumenical Service Council Olivia Meux '24 & Emily Stevenson '26 Ms. Ezzell To help the homeless population of Jacksonville through activities linked to the parent organization of the same name.
Debate Club N/A Ms. Kervin Participate in lively debates, rousing speeches and quick thinking impromptu speeches! We meet Friday 3.30- 4.45 and activities on Tuesday when required. We will be participating in tournaments and championships.
Dreams Come True Lilly Salvador '24 & Mary Holton Parks '24 Ms. Henley To help raise funds to send a child with a very serious medical condition on a trip or the help make a 'dream' come true. This club is affiliated with the non-profit of the same name.
Dungeons and Dragons Luke Meyers '26 & Zach Gratz '26 Mr. Dickson To create a space for creative students and like-minded people to practice their hobby in a low-stress environment.
Fight Against Hunger Bella Bergeron '24 & Macy Pargman '24 Ms. McLeod  To help fight against hunger through a partnership with Meals of Hope
French Club Isabel Bassin '24 Ms. Phillips-Bourass To celebrate French culture and language and to encourage others to appreciate foreign languages.
FTC Robotics Competition Teams Varies by team Mr. Sollee  Robotics competition team
FurEver Friends Julien Attia '25 & Aidan Turney '25 Mr. Gebauer To raise awareness of animal shelters in need along with collecting funds and supplies to support those shelters. We will also promote the "adopt, don't shop" mantra, encouraging the adoption of pets from shelters instead of purchasing pets from breeders.
Future Business Leaders of America  Anjali Gusani '25 Dr. Kostandarithes & Mr. Role FBLA is the high school division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs.
Gay Straight Alliance Andrea Waters '24  &Alex Boutwell  '24 Mr. Hicks & Ms. Kuonen & Ms. Kirsch To create a safe place for LGBTQ students and their allies to gather and maintain a support group. We hope to foster acceptance and compassion.
Green P.E.A.S. Planet, Equity and Sustainability Nishta Jijosh '26 Mr. Curran To transform student and school practices related to sustainability, as well as support programs and movements which aid in environmental equity, education and justice.
Hispanic Student Union  Sofia Brevia '25 & Emma Vasquez '25 Ms. Stam & Ms. Crotty seeks to spread cultural awareness and give back to less-fortunate communities through our core values of charity, inclusivity, and support. 
Honor Council  Amber Bansal '24 Dr. Halloran Student group that works to maintain the school's Honor Code
Hope Across Oceans Anaiya Nahar '25 & Emerson Smith '25 Ms. Stam To educate the Bolles community about the need for and to supply resources and funds for clean water, sanitation and hygiene to Haiti and other countries in need.
Hope for All Riya Kar '24 Dr. Dostert To support Hope Lodge, an organization that provides housing and utilities to patient's who are battling cancer.
India Club Nitin Davuluri '24 Mr. Buitrago To spread the culture of India by holding events celebrating Indian culture and to act as a support group
International Community Soccer Alliance George Louh '25 Dr. Lieb To work with local, non-profit Kim's Open Door, in supporting refugee children through the power of playing soccer. Bolles students will make social and emotional connections while helping a community transition to a new country.
International Student Union   Ms. Boylan This group serves as a support group for all international students as well as a platform for educating the greater population about various cultures 
Isaiah 117 House Alexiya Downer '25 Ms. Bauman To help provide children in the foster care system safe housing, clean clothes, hot meals and toys. In addition, we will hopefully help with future Isaiah 117 House.
Jacksonville Congo Support Club Joe Graham '26 Dr. Kostandarithes To raise awareness of the hardships faced by the people of the Congo and to help provide support through Tresor Yenyi and Mwangaza
Japanese Club Akshay Ketty '24 & Marcelo Quintao '24 Mrs. Braren To promote the Japanese language and culture
JaxTHRIVE Ava Cheng '25 & Abby Bradley '25 Ms. Jacobson To support refugee & migrant children and to assist in their acclimation into new schools. This club is affiliated with the local club of the same name.
Jewish Student Union   Ms. Rothschild To strengthen Jewish identity, act as a support group, build Jewish pride and provide an opportunity for Jewish learning and interaction between and among all students of the upper school.
Joy for Jax Raina Swani '24 & Ella Stakem '24 Ms. Stevenson To increase engagement with the special needs community, specifically with students at the Jacksonville School for Autism
Junior Mentors N/A Ms. Cussen & Ms. Genduso A select group of juniors spend the fall semester creating a series of life lessons time management, healthy relationships, cyber safety, etc. that they present to our fifth graders during a retreat in the spring.  The program prepares the younger students for the transition from lower school to middle school.  The mentors earn 25-30 service hours.  Curriculum planning meetings take place during activities period weekly in the fall semester and the two retreats one for each campus take place in March and April approximately 4 hours each.  
Latin Club Billie Nimnicht ’24 & Sarah Park ’25 Ms. Kendall & Ms. Gillam To promote a more thorough knowledge of Classical life, history and literature
Lower School Academic Counsel Grace Dunton  '25, Ava Mariotti  '25, Sarah Park  '25 Dr. Halloran To assist in the Lower School classrooms. Involvement includes, but is not limited to, working 1:1 with students and working in small groups.  Students must apply in the fall.
Mind Over Matter Julia Farhat '24 Mr. Rivera To unite student-athletes to advocate the importance of mental health. 
Mission: MOSH Kathryn Arrowsmith '25 Ms. McLeod  To fundraise and volunteer for the MOSH museum. We also hope to raise awareness of the local organization to members and non-members. Lastly, we hope to engage members of the club in science and history and help them grow a love for those two subjects.
Mock Trial Richa Harmani '24 & Amber Bansal '24 Ms. Dividu  Has competed in the FLREA High School Mock Trial circuit at district and state levels, as well as interstate invitationals. 
Nanny's Nation Ava Allen '24 & Jack Pearson '26 Ms. Curran & Ms. Pelletier To educate the population about Lou Gehrig's Disease and support the organization of the same name that raises money to fund research to fight this disease
Paws-itive Change Club Avinash Sagi '25 & Unsh Majithia '25 Mr. O'Neil To spread awareness about service dogs and the people who use them
PedsCare Community Esha Kasavaraju '26 & Madison Adams '26 Ms. Gomez To spread the message of service through the Bolles Community and provide a space for students to discuss, act, and support sick children being helped by the parent organization of the same name
Pen Pals N/A Ms. Sander Upper School volunteers are matched with a Whitehurst or Ponte Vedra 2nd grader.  The pen pals exchange three letters over the course of the second semester.  The program culminates with a get-together on the river campus where pen pals meet and visit in person.  
Pets for Patients Estella Bruneau '25 Mr. Ryan To raise and donate money for the Nemours ADAPT Assist Dog and Pony Therapy organization and to volunteer at Nemours.
Red Cross Club Sarah Anne Thomas '25 & John Baker '25 Ms. Bruns To generate donations and spread awareness for domestic and global emergencies
Riverkeeper Club Andrew Sharkey '25 & Finley Bredehoeft '25 Mr. Dickson To work in conjunction with the parent organization of the same name in keeping the St. Johns River clean
Ronald McDonald House Club Olivia Stromberg '26 & Sadie Hunt '26 Ms. Gomez RMH helps families with critically ill children by providing lodging, transportation, community care and meals. We want to help them.
Senior Women Zee Curtis '24 Ms. Clubb & Ms. Harcrow To build spirit within the senior class and on the campus as a whole. We also adopt a charity annually. Open to females in the senior class.
Soles 4 Souls Richa Harmani '24 & Nikki Koons '24 Ms. Dividu To turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.
Spanish Club Alex Mark '25  Ms. Sander & Ms. Crotty To promote the Spanish language and culture
Speech Team Captains: Elizabeth McClure '25
Aarav Gandi '26
Esha Kasavaraju '26
Mr. Hutchings MS Speech Team is a competitive activity that emphasizes the importance of developing public speaking skills, acquiring self-discipline, poise, and confidence through tournaments and competitions in Florida, the Southeast, and nationally. 
Sporting Clay Club Bert Barnes '24 Mr. Gomez To promote the sport of clay shooting through Jacksonville Clay Target Sports on New Berlin Road. Open to all.
Spread the Love with Band Club Brady Pargman '26 Ms. Vance To expose the upper and lower school student at Bolles to music. Th club will serve as an outlet for those that have a love of music even if they are not part of the school's program. Club members will introduce the lower school students to the magic of music on a regular basis. 
Student Council Daniel Ji '24 Ms. Moyer-Shad & Ms. Vagenas Elected group that works on student focused issues by soliciting feedback from peers and working with administration 
Student Global Connection Committee    Natalia Aycart This group serves as a support group for current and potential Global Scholar Program students as well as students who have an interest in global learning. In this committee, all GSP students have a leadership role.  This committee has attendance and students are asked to participate in different cultural and global learning activities throughout the school year.
Student Science Advisory Council Riya Kar  '24 Dr. Halloran meet regularly with the Biology Honors Freshmen to help them develop and carry out their EXPO projects, as well as prepare for presentations
Students for Students  Catherine Hunt '24 & Kyle Crawford '24 Dr. Kostandarithes To provide accessible, online tutoring to families that need it through the parent organization of the same name
Surfrider Club Isabella Lee '25 & Alex Myers-Labenz '24 Dr. Dostert To clean our local beaches and ocean environments and to educate people on the impact of plastics in the marine environment
The Community Connections Club Supporting the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Veronica Sippens-Groenewegen '24 & Wesley Smith '24 Ms. Hazzard To spread awareness of those who engage with sensory awareness disabilities and to educate our population about the mission of the Florida School for the Death and Blind
V.E.T.S. Veterans Encouraging Teen Success Katherine Asbury '24 Mr. Ferrari & Ms. Pelletier To promote the emotional and financial support of U.S. veterans. We also hope to inform anyone interested in military career paths.
Video Production Club Ellion Doyle '24 & Hailey Christy '24 Ms. Wood To help students learn how to create and edit high quality videos. We will teach the students how to work as a team in creating meaningful videos with relevant content. 
Young Life Saylor Swartz '25 Ms. Sander To provide a place where students can find friends that they can relate to and as Christians in a diverse school, a place where we can learn how to respect others but also have a safe place where we can fully appreciate God beside other students.