Clubs & Organizations
Clubs and Extra-Curricular Programs
Develop new skills. Explore interests. Build friendships. These are some of the great benefits of joining a club or participating in an extra-curricular program at Archbishop Hannan. Our activities also challenge students to prioritize and balance schedules and cooperate with others. We encourage you to check the school calendar and explore the many facets of the Archbishop Hannan experience.
- Art Club
- Blackfriars (Drama Club)
- Campus Ministry
- Einstein's Cafe (Science Club)
- Environmental Club
- Hawks for Life
- Honor Council
- Liturgical Band
- Key Club
- Mock Trial
- Model United Nations
- Mu Alpha Theta
- National Honor Society
- Quiz Bowl
- Sister Hawks
- Spanish Honor Society
- Ping Pong
- Science National Honors Society
- Reading Club
- Rho Kappa
The Art Club is focused on creating unique things. It is a place to have fun and make neat stuff, such as t-shirt tote bags, bird feeders and houses, and clay projects (in the new ceramic studio). There will be two meetings per month. One meeting is to go over the project and the materials and the next meeting is to complete the project.
The Drama Club exists to foster freedom of expression in a way that embraces all of what it means to be human. We explore the comic, the tragic, the absurd, the beautiful—in short, everything that makes up this messy thing we call humanity. Through plays, sketches, skits, and theatre technology (lighting/sound, etc) the Drama Club, lovingly called the Blackfriars, explore their own humanity as well as the experience shared by us all.
Archbishop Hannan's Campus Ministry program dedicates itself to the task of bringing out in each person those spiritual gifts which lead people towards deeper love of self, others, and God in the building of God's Kingdom. Students are trained to assist in campus liturgies, student retreats and other outside programs. For more information please contact our Campus Minister, Mr. Ryan Cosse.
The Debate Team is organized for the purpose of improving students' ability to research and organize information, think critically, and speak in public. Team members will learn the basics of argumentation and debate through regular team practices and tournament competitions held in the area. More advanced debaters may also qualify for state and national championship competitions held later in the year.
Environmental Club is for YOU! The Environmental Club is dedicated to helping the Hannan community become better caretakers of the Earth through service and education. The focus of the club this year will be on writing a charter and mission statement as well as to begin planning to get Hannan certified as a Green School.
The purpose of the Honor Council is for a panel of students to help educate students who have violated the academic integrity code at Hannan High School. This allows students to have their side of the story heard by a panel of their peers. The Honor Council will listen, ask questions, and recommend a solution to help these students reflect on different ways to handle the situation in the future.
The Key Club's vision is to create caring leaders who work to transform communities worldwide. Our mission is to provide our members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. Key Club is about helping students develop into caring leaders, but it also about helping others. Communities want their leaders to care about them.
The Mock Trial program is a competition that has multiple purposes. These purposes include: teaching students basic trial skills, how to conduct and direct cross examinations, how to present opening and closing statements, how to analyze legal issues, and how to apply the law to the facts of a case. The Louisiana State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will release this year's Mock Trial case in November. Archbishop Hannan's eight-person competition team will begin to prepare for the district competition as soon as the case is released by the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Mu Alpha Theta is a national math organization that honors students who excel in Math and are interested in service to others. Students must have completed 4 high school semesters of Math and have maintained at least a B average in Math. The students must also provide service to the community, usually in the form of peer tutoring in Math Courses.
The purpose of the National Honor Society is to recognize those students who exemplify the four pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service. To be invited to apply for National Honor Society, a student must have a 3.75 GPA, be at least in his/her sophomore year, show a strong dedication to leadership, demonstrate outstanding character, and be committed to service. The National Honor Society coordinates many events throughout the year to promote the four pillars, including tutoring, fundraisers, and service activities.
Quiz bowl is an academic contest in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture. The Hannan Hawk Quiz Bowl team competes at the local and state level and is a member of the Louisiana Association for Academic Competition (LAAC).
Spanish Honor Society is a national and international organization designed to recognize students with high achievement in Spanish courses. Students will expand on cultural experiences, take field trips to enhance classroom education, practice using language in a fun and entertaining environment, and further build on their Spanish Language foundation.
The Science National Honor Society (SNHS) recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in encouraging and recognizing scientific and intellectual thought. These students work to advance the students within the schools knowledge of classical and modern science. The members communicate with the scientific community, aid the civic community with its comprehension of science while encouraging students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all humankind.
Hannan’s Reading Club is open to all students from 8th to 12th grade who enjoy reading. We meet once a month to discuss the title that we’ve read, and of course to enjoy some snacks. We will also discuss titles for the following month’s read, and the club as a whole will vote on the selection. Reading Club is a great way to meet new friends through our love for books!
Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Any accredited public or private high school can apply for a local chapter, through which individuals will be inducted into Rho Kappa Honor Society.