STUDENT CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
Student Advisory Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.) provides the opportunity for South New Summit students to learn how to be leaders. Just as salt makes a difference to the flavor of food, these students make a difference on the South New Summit campus. Being part of S.A.L.T. allows students to take initiative and become involved in school affairs while working in partnership with teachers, administrators, and fellow peers for the benefit of the school and its students. Members of S.A.L.T. bring forward the ideas, interests, and concerns of their fellow peers, giving the student body a voice in their school. The S.A.L.T. members also help to raise funds for school-wide activities, create social events, promote school spirit, and organize community projects. Students are nominated to S.A.L.T. by teachers, with selection input from school administrators.
Creative Writing Club provides opportunities for students who enjoy writing and sharing their poetry, prose, plays, song lyrics, novels, and other genres with their peers. Students writers enjoy a positive, productive atmosphere for developing their writing, entering in contests, and publishing the school's literary magazine, "Swimming with the Sharks." Sponsor: Allison Beasley
Photography Club provides student photographers a place to share their love of photography by viewing each other's pictures, providing feedback, and learning new techniques. Students also have an opportunity to enter their photographs in contests and publish them on school media sites as well the school yearbook, which it helps to publish.
Think Tank affords students some time for friendly competition while increasing many important life skills, such as problem-solving, memory, critical and creative thinking, decision-making, logic, and concentration. Board games played include chess, checkers, dominos, and other strategy games.
Art Club is a place for student artists to hone in on their skills, develop their techniques and collaborate with other artists like themselves. Students learn how to work together through group projects that beautify the school and community. Students have the opportunity to showcase their art at school events, enter their art in contests, and publish them on school media sites as well as the school yearbook. Students must commit to afterschool meetings.
Drama Club provides experiences for students to learn about acting, play production, and stage work culminating with a night of one-act plays in the spring. Drama Club consists of two groups of students: the play cast and the stage crew. Students also have an opportunity to attend a university theater production at the University of Southern Mississippi or William Carey University. Students must commit to after-school practices in the spring to prepare for the end-of-year performance.
Robotics Team guides students through the process of designing, building, programming VEX IQ and VEX EDR robots. Students form teams and compete with other middle and high schools throughout the state and region. Students must try out for the teams and commit to after-school practices and weekend competitions in this club. Club Sponsors, Jacob Rigby, Grace Marshall, Lynn Wallace
National Beta Club promotes the ideals of honesty, service, morality, ethical conduct, and leadership among students and rewards academic achievement. Students who have a 3.0 average or higher and have no more than 1 demerit per semester are tapped to become a member. Once a member, students must attend meetings and earn points to remain an active member. Membership dues are $20 annually.