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Clubs

You’ll have a lot of opportunities to develop as a leader, grow in your faith, and become an active participant in a vibrant campus community. Over 40 clubs to join! Or start a new one!
 
Student clubs at Damien High School promote academic interests, social justice, serve the school community, introduce recreational activities, affiliate with national organizations and further school spirit.

Name of Club
Student Leadership (President’s name first followed by Vice President’s)
Club Advisors (Faculty/Staff)

Anti-Drug Club
Student Leaders: Antonio Rangel, Martyn Joven, Lucas Estrada, Victor Rodriguez
Advisors: Chris Salabaj
The goal of the club is to promote drug awareness and spread the anti-drug message across the Damien student body. The club will also provide support for anyone that may be looking to end their drug use and get clean.

Badminton Club
Advisors/Coaches: Steve Patten, Luis Hernandez
To expose students to the sport of badminton while attempting to gain enough support to add it as a CIF sanctioned sport at Damien.

Board Games Club
Student Leaders: Anthony Ebiner, Riley Olsen, Thomas Ku, Andrew Lopez
Advisor: David Holt
The purpose of the board games club is to meet a few times a month to play strategy-oriented board games. This will help students build lasting relationships in a casual environment while teaching participants critical thinking skills.

Boarding Club
Student Leaders: Carson Drake, Alex Royas, Jared Flejter
Advisors: Jason Corella
To bring the Damien community together through the activities of skate boarding and snowboarding. Using these activities to promote creativity and brother-hood.

Bocce Ball Club
Advisor: Jim O'Brien
To plan and organize tournaments and teach the sport of bocce. We will also donate to Damien charities like the Let It Be Club.

Bowling Club
Student Leaders: Kobe Goodermont, Benjamin Canty
Advisor: Steven Jasso
To help introduce students from all grade levels to each other by bowling and having fun with each other. The goal of the club is to provide an after school activity where students can have fun and get their mind off school.

Car Club
Student Leaders: Clay Clements, Patrick Steele
Advisors: Melissa Pasillas, Alex Jimenez
To encourage and promote safe driving while appreciating cars of all makes, models, and years.

CFS/NHS
Advisor: Chris Douglas
California Scholarship Foundation & National Honor Society

Chess Club
Student Leader: Simon Nasser
Advisor: Josh Truax
The club will prepare students to become better at the game of chess by playing and participating in tournaments.

Culinary Arts Club
Student Leaders: Max Burlew, Ezequiel Lopez
Advisor: Chris Salabaj
To teach students how to cook easy and simple dishes at home.

Drama Club
Student Leaders: Austin Myhre, Jackson Capitano
Advisor: Angela Curry
This club provides thespians from Damien and its sister schools with an arena for displaying their talents. Members put on 1-2 plays a year and learn to produce, direct, act and work as part of the technical crew.

Fashion Design Club (FDC)
Student Leaders: Jeff Cai
Advisor: Katie Phillips-Ortega
The club is interested in fashion design and modern fashion trends. The goal of the club is to promote fashion across the Damien campus. Activities will involve creating and designing clothing as well as introducing the idea of majoring in fashion design.

Fishing Club
Student Leaders: Waseem Shindy, Sam Gonzales, Hector Varela
Advisor: Jim O'Brien
To educate the fishing member in strategies and tactics in salt water fishing. To build community through various outings.

French Club
Advisor: Laurence Lawson
To educate members about and promote French culture.

Future Doctors of America
Student Leaders: Wyland Worley, Anthony Tarakji, Jonathan Ortega, Jerome Torres
Advisor: Shalini Mahon
To introduce students to the concepts and classes they will need to one day make it in medical school. To visit different medical schools.

Gaming Club
Student Leaders: Luis Cambero, Jaiden Hemsley, Darren Van Ordt, James Asuncion
Advisor: Nick Curci
The club will provide a place where students can enjoy their lunch while gaming within a community of students. The club will sponsor various video game tournaments in the hopes of raising money for local charities.

German Club
Student Leaders: Kamryn McCondichie, Markus McCormack, Marcel McCormack
Advisor: Patricia McCormack
To provide opportunities for students to become acquainted with the German language and culture.

Helping Hands for Hurting Hearts
Student Leaders: Anthony Tarakji, Ryan Metz, Max Hector, Karim Moussa
Advisor: Ray Nolte
In conjunction with the Leroy Haynes Institute, the club will raise funds through tutoring and grants from other donors and organizations.

Hiking Club
Student Leaders: Kevin Tessier, Angel Mercado, Dillan Lopez, Jared Flejter, Joe Ceccarelli
Advisor: Tim Staples
The club is a great way to explore the outdoors, connect with nature, get in shape, and bond as brothers.

KIWIN'S
Student Leaders: Adam Soto, Caleb Park, Brandon Tanjuaquio, Anthony Gutierrez
Advisor: Katie Amrhein
KIWIN'S is a part of the Kiwanis Internation Clubs. It is a service organization club that provides events for members to provide Christian service to their local communities.

Korean Spartan Club
Student Leaders: Junsun Yoo, Chan Hwangbo, Yong Jun Lee, Miles Patten
Advisor: Emily Patten
To learn about and enjoy Korean language by speaking, reading, and writing. The club will also discuss the food, culture, music, movies, and drama associated with Korean culture.

Leaders for Life
Student Leaders: Giancarlo "G" De fabiis, Joseph Castillo, Victor Mandala
Advisor: Ray Nolte
The goal of the club is to actively participate in the pro-life movement.

Let It Be
Advisors: Jim O'Brien, Sara Pertusati
To participate in various fundraisers and charity work for the Let It Be Foundation and the Cameron Mitchell Scholarship.

Math Club
Student Leaders; Sam Lu, Allan Li, Archer Ouyang
Advisor: Xiomara Velasquez
Our goal is to give students the opportunity to engage in mathematics that is noncompetitive, fun, and different from "textbook" math.

Nature Appreciation Club
Student Leaders: Gabriel Hughes, Matthew Trauscht, Jacob Sunahara, Mark Garcia
Advisor: Eric McElrea
The club is designed to get students out of their house and into nature.

Obstacle Course Racing
Student Leaders: Anthony Vinci, Joel Hernandez, Charles Baggarly, Markus McCormack
Advisor: Josh Truax
To build team relationships while training for obstacle course races.

Philosophy Club
Student Leaders: Kyle Martinich, Waseem Shindy, Logan Joseph, Liam McNair
Advisor: Dominic Zampiello
To give students the chance to meet and have discussions/debates on varying issues such as the meaning of life, the origin of our mortality, or any other philosophical subject.

Ping Pong/Table Tennis Club
Advisors: John Mahon, Steve Jasso
To gather everyone together who loves ping pong to play and have various tournaments throughout the year.

The PIT
Advisors: Christy Amrhein, Melissa Pasillas
To promote brotherhood in athletics through cheering for our various sports teams.

Recycling Club
Advisor: Ray Nolte
Keep the campus clean, recycle cans and bottles to earn money for Damien to possibly install more water fountains, help students earn service hours, introduce students to "Go Green" ideas, make the club stand out for its participation and contribution to the school.

Red Cross Club
Advisor: Shalini Mahon
To spread awareness about First Aid and emergency preparedness, as well as introduce students to the benefits of blood donation.

Road Biking Club
Student Leaders: Rainier Gracial, Dominic MacIsaac
Advisor: Dominic Maricic
The purpose of the road biking club is to take part in the cycling community by teaching those with less skill to be better and improving the skills of those that are already good. The club also plans to spread the joy of cycling to others.

SAT Math Club
Student Leaders: Daniel Hwangbo, Kevin Lee, Chris Na, Andrew Ji
This club will focus on helping students better understand how to best solve the types of math questions seen on the SAT.

Science Olympiad
Student Leaders: Leo Huang, Vincent Lim
Advisor: Shalini Mahon
The club will let students apply what they learn from science courses at Damien and compete in events. The club will network with other schools while increasing and developing knowledge in the scientific area they are interested in.

Spartans FC
Student Leaders: Aaron Fontan, Alex Carmona, Jorge Meza, Nick Esqueda
Advisor: Luis Hernandez
The purpose of the club is to bring together anyone who has a passion for soccer.

Sports Medicine Club
Student Leaders: Jake Gonzales, Adrian Aragon
Advisors: Jessica Truax, Gabbie White
Students learn 1st aid and emergency responder skills while assisting the Athletic Training staff to support their fellow Spartans on the field.

Tennis Club
Student Leaders: Bryan Sun, Brandon Liao, Miles Patten
Advisor: Tim Staples
To encourage students playing tennis and develop their interests. Helping the new players to improve and become ready for tryouts for the Damien tennis team.

Thought Patrol
Student Leaders: Liam McNair, Isaac Magallanes, Avishka Silva, Waseem Shindy
Advisor: Ray Nolte
To create various questionnaires and polls for the student body designed at better understanding the mindset of the Damien student body.

Triathlon Club
Student Leaders: Dominic MacIsaac, Aaron Garcia
Advisors: John McKenzie, Dominic Maricic
The club's goal is to take part in triathlon events while representing Damien High School. The club will train by running, biking, and swimming as a way to develop more physically fit Spartan men.

Venture Crew
Student Leaders: Jack Campbell, Brett Terlip
Advisor: John Mahon
The purpose of this club is to gain leadership experience and have fun through a wide spectrum of activities.

We Day Club
Advisors: Christy Amrhein, Sara Pertusati
To promote service in the community and globally.

Youth ESports of America
Student Leaders: Alexander Estrada, Brandon Garcia
Advisor: Josh Truax
To compete against other schools in the game League of Legends. While doing so, the club members will learn teamwork skills and critical thinking skills. Chances for community service hours and college scholarships are also available.