CLUBS

Interact
Advisors: Mr. Campbell and Mrs. Smick
 
Interact brings together CCTEC students who have a passion for giving back to their communities.  Interact organizes meaningful service projects across Cumberland County that provide students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.  

Special Olympics
Advisors: Mrs. Kessler and Ms. Pompper
 
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We help to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time. CCTEC will be participating in Biking, Bowling, and Track and Field events.


Class Officers, Student Council, and Executive Council
Advisors: Ms. Pitman (Student Council), Ms. Pompper (Class of 2025), Ms. Constanza (Class of 2024), Ms. Moratelli (Class of 2023), Mr. Riggins (Class of 2022)
 
Student Council and our Class Officers are responsible for planning and organizing many of the exciting social events at CCTEC!  Our student leadership bodies plan activities for our fall and spring spirit weeks, our dances, prom, powder puff football game, open mic nights, CTE Week, and much more.  Our student leadership also facilitates community events and makes recommendations to the administration for ways improve student life. Participating in the planning of these events will foster leadership, organizational, and management skills that will carry over into the workplace or college. 

If you are not elected as a Class Officer, but would like to participate in the planning and organizing of student events, please attend the Executive Council meetings.  Executive Council meetings are open to all students!  

 

Newspaper
Advisor: Mr. Palmieri
 
Reporters, photographers, creative writers, editors, and artists are wanted for our school newspaper!  Students in CCTEC’s Newspaper Club will engage in the full journalistic writing process - identifying article ideas, interviewing sources, drafting, revising, editing and laying out pages for publication. This is a great opportunity for students to get the word out about the awesome events happening at CCTEC!


HOSA
Advisors: Mrs. Birdsall and Ms. Vicari

The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students. CCTEC's HOSA chapter competes in a variety of healthcare competitions against other schools across the state and nation. 

SkillsUSA
Advisors: Ms. Heaney and Mr. Sharp
 
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms. CCTEC students have the opportunity to continue the rich history of competition at the regional, state and national level in all areas of career skills.


Robotics
Advisors: Mr. Ziller and Mr. Davenport
 
In Robotics Club, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels.



Mock Trial/Model Congress
Advisors: Mr. Riggins and Mrs. Tietjen
 
The Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial is a competition for NJ high school students. Every January or early February, student attorneys and witnesses go head-to-head in a real courtroom, competing against other schools in the county in the hopes of becoming the county champion and moving on to the state finals. In addition to preparing for trial, students will also learn to write legislation and the basics of debate, in preparation for the NJ Model Congress at Rider University, which takes place in March.


Channel ONE
Advisor: Mr. Neder
 
CCTEC’s Channel One Club will be responsible for broadcasting the school’s daily morning video announcements from the Production Studio in Room 223. Channel One Club members will receive hands-on training utilizing state-of-the-art broadcast technology, including cameras, audio equipment, lighting and stage design, as well as control room operation and post-production editing, which includes the use of graphics and special effects. Whether you’re interested in being on-camera or prefer to work behind-the-scenes, the Channel One Club is perfect for the technology-driven student interested in learning more about video production and broadcasting.


GSA
Advisors: Mr. DiAntonio and Mrs. Halpin
 
A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a club that provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia. GSA provides support, builds community, and takes action to create change.


Art Club
Advisor: Mr. Page
 
Art Club provides students with an opportunity to expand their artistic skills, meet like-minded students, and collaborate in group art projects. Art Club members will together to bring an active awareness and appreciation of the fine art to the campus and the community.

This club is cancelled for the 2021-2022 school year.  


L.A.C.I. Club
Advisors: Mr. Salido

The L.A.C.I. Club represents the cultures, traditions, and language related to Latin America, Caribbean, and Iberian countries. The purpose of this club is to provide awareness of these areas. Recent disasters in these areas will be highlighted and students will discuss possible service projects that may assist those affected.  



 TECnicalPlayers

Advisors: Mrs. Demery and Mrs. Hoffman

TECnical Players is CCTEC's theater club.  This club provides a creative outlet for students to express themselves through acting, singing, and dancing. There will be opportunities for students to take leadership roles while learning about acting, play production, and stage work.


The Spindle

Advisor: 

The Spindle is a club intended for students who are  interested in writing poetry, prose, plays, song lyrics, graphic novels, and other genres.  The purpose of The Spindle  is to provide a positive and productive atmosphere for developing student writers to integrate, learn, and grow.  In addition, the organization will teach students to harness creativity effectively with a variety of different workshops and exercises so as to benefit individual skills and competency as a writer.  The Spindle publishes student work in the Spring.  


Science Club

Advisors: Mrs. Jeziorski and Mr. Davenport

Science Club is for students to learn about all scopes of science from medicine to chemistry to physics to the environment. We discuss how to use this conceptual basis for applications in the real world. The goal is for students to learn, develop professionally, and enjoy social interaction with fellow students in an extracurricular environment. Club members will have the opportunity to participate in the county wide science fair as well as be involved with community service projects that are environmentally focused.  All students are welcome to attend.


What Is Faith as the Bible Defines It?

I.G.N.I.T.E.

Advisor: Ms. Gonzalez

The I.GN.I.T.E. stands for In God’s Name, Ignite The Earth. This club is a faith based organization where students will study scripture, hold prayer meetings, and participate in community events.



SWENext- Society of Women Engineers 

Advisor: Mrs. Mason

This club represents any female interested STEM related careers and activities. The club will promote the importance of STEM in our school and community. Students will be involved in “instant challenges” and design projects.

This club is cancelled for the 2021-2022 school year.  


Gaming Club

Advisor: Mr. Wister

Gaming Club is designed for both competitive and casual gamers. Casual gamers are free to come and go each week and enjoy video and board games. Competitive gamers are required to attend multiple times a week to practice, live stream, or edit game footage. Examples of competitive games include, but are not limited to League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. There are tremendous opportunities in the gaming industry that do not involve playing - our club does work with streaming, video editing, game commentary, and more. Please speak with Mr. Wister for more information.


Youth to Youth International - YouTube

Youth to Youth

Advisors: Ms. Bennet, Mr. Suppi, Mr. Patel

Youth to Youth International is a youth-led and adult-guided substance prevention organization with goals relating to personal growth, environmental change, information and education, and drug-free fun. In addition to substance prevention, Youth to Youth focuses on other aspects of life and the issues that today’s teens face on a regular basis. Join CCTEC Y2Y to make a difference and have fun doing it!


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Student Action Circle

Advisors: Ms. John, Ms. Pitman

Student Action Circle is for any student interested in promoting diversity & cultural awareness at CCTEC and beyond. SAC meetings serve as a safe space for students to share their experiences, discuss current events impacting diverse populations, and explore ways to make positive change in our community.