Alvin C. York Institute

Clubs and Organizations

Club/Organization Advisor Description
25+ ACT Club Dr. Micki Phipps The 25+ Club is for any student making a 25 or higher ACT composite score. Any student achieving this score is automatically placed in the club. The club does two special events each year. One semester the members are honored by receiving a lunch off campus paid for by York. The other semester, the group members go on an all day outing/field trip as a reward. The members also have their picture hanging in the cafeteria.
Academic Team B. Cattlet Information Currently Unavailable
Art Club Allison Stucker Art Club is for students interested in experiencing Art beyond the classroom. The club attempts to take at least one Art Field Trip per semester as well as one community service project. The Art Club always has cool T-Shirts!

Anyone can join!

Dues: $3
Bass Fishing Bret Patton Do you like to bass fish? Can you supply a bass boat and a partner? If you answer yes to both of these then we would love to have you join the York bass Fishing Team.

We are members of Bassmaster High School. We fish the tournament trail which consist of 4 tournaments on Chickamauga lake 2x, Tim Fords Lake, Center Hill Lake, plus a few open tournaments.

Scholarships and prizes are awarded at every tournament on the trail.

The first tournament starts early march and ends in late June. Like us on York Bass Fishing Facebook page and to see pictures of past tournaments.

Dues: $20.00
Carpentry Club Greg Qualls Information Currently Unavailable
Choir/Noteworthy Josh Allen The purpose of the Choir/Noteworthy programs is to provide opportunities for students to practice, perfect, and perform using skills learned in choir/chorus classes.

Students perform in many venues such as but not limited to the following events: National Anthem at school events, Patriotic Events, Church Performances, Musicals/Concerts, Competitions, Dollywood's "Singing in the Park".

Choir/Noteworthy students complete several service projects as well. These include: Operation Christmas Child, charitable organization donations, and performances for nursing homes.

Dues: $10
Cooking Club Karen Flowers The purpose of the Cooking Club is to provide an environment for students to socialize, be creative, learn cooking skills, and have fun. In Cooking Club students prepare food/snacks and enjoy eating the results. The Cooking Club is open to any student at YAI and meets once a month from 3- 4:30 after school.
Drill Team & Color Guard Bruce Catlett Information Currently Unavailable
Environthon Barbara Waters The Envirothon is an academic competition that tests students' knowledge of Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife, and also a current topic that changes every year. Students also participate in an oral presentation where they are given an environmental scenario for which they must develop a plan.

Any student may participate. There are no dues.
Family Career / Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Gina Gammon FCCLA stands for Family Career and Community Leaders of America. Any student who has taken a Family & Consumer Science course can join.

Dues: $12
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Josh Allen
Amanda Allen
FCA is a student-led Christian Club.
We are not limited to athletes membership is free and everyone is welcome. We meet every Friday morning at 7:30 in the auditorium.

The FCA Vision
To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches.

The FCA Mission
To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

The FCA Values
Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Patricia Beaty
Cheryl Tays
Why is FBLA-PBL so popular? It's simple. We have developed a unique value program that excites students, faculty and administrators, and business professionals to join our organization. If you are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local, state and national levels, then FBLA is the organization for you.

Dues: $16
Future Farmers of America (FFA) Marissa Wright FFA is an inter-curricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of three components of agricultural education.
Future Teachers of America (FTA) Selena Wood Future Teachers of America, or FTA, is a club for students who want to know more about the teaching profession. The club sometimes performs various projects each year. One popular aspect of the club is job shadowing, where the students spend a day with a teacher to learn more about a typical day in the classroom from a teacher's point of view.
Hiking Club Karen Flowers The purpose of the Hiking Club is to promote health and fitness, and leadership among high school students. Participating in the hiking club is an exciting experience for anyone interested in the environment, adventure, physical wellness, and teamwork. It is a wonderful opportunity to see how the outdoor world can be a beautiful, and exciting place full of activities and to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
HOSA Lora Tompkins
Jill Jones
The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.
Interact Club Tonya Brown Students are expected to attend meetings and help with group activities. We assist the Rotary Club of Jamestown in the Chicken Festival, Rotary Horse Show, The Children's Shopping Spree, and The Rotary Christmas Parade. Other club activites include working with the Clarkrange Interact Club on some activities, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, York Institie Open House, and other communitty projects.

Dues: $20
JROTC Bruce Catlett General Unit Procedures
Journalism Jonathan Crabtree Dragon J.Staff Mission Statement:
In student produced publications that are relevant to the student body and our community, we strive to positively represent every student and group on our campus as they engage in the high school experience.

Journalism is a hybrid class and club. There are four skill-sets we explore: gathering information, media publication, business management and graphic design. Each of these four skill-sets have numerous components within themselves.

The Student Journalism Staff (or J.Staff for short) is actively involved in the production of the Mountaineer (the YAI yearbook) and the Pine Needles (a newspaper page periodically inserted in the Fentress Courier).

Students' don't have to be talented writers or photographers, but having interest in those fields will help. All students may enroll, but due to limited seating there is a screening process. See Mr. Crabtree for details. Dues are not required to take the class but they are required for active club membership. Dues = $15.

Link to online yearbook sales here.
Mathematics Club Donald Brady Math Club is a club for those who have a passion for math. The mission of the club is to bring a better awareness of math and its uses in our everyday lives.

Anyone can join!

Dues: $3
National Honor Society Leslie Moody
Tony Crouch
NHS Selection Criteria

a. Candidates eligible for election to this chapter must be members of the sophomore class.
b. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been in attendance for a period of one semester at Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute.
c. Candidates eligible for selection shall be enrolled as a college track student.
d. Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in the mandatory state required college bound curriculum; prior to your invitation to become a candidate for selection. This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed, and shall be the required minimum level of scholastic achievement for admission to candidacy. All students who can rise in scholarship to or above such standard may be admitted to candidacy for selection to membership.
e. Candidates must have never been placed in Alternative School, received in-school or after school intervention, suspension, received no punishments or warnings for disciplinary action resulting from infractions of school codes listed in school handbook, or displayed of found guilty of any conduct that may bring discredit to their school and the National Honors Society.
f. Performed 15 hours of community service within the last year.
g. Upon meeting the grade level, attendance, college track, and GPA standard requirements, shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character.

NHS By Laws
Pep Club Russell Beaty The Pep Club serves as the biggest fans for all YAI sports. Any student is eligible to join.

Members will receive a pep club shirt, can ride the pep bus to most away football and basketball games, and members also get $2.00 off the price of home game pre-tickets.

You must ride the same bus to and from the game. The only other ride home is with your parents. Do not ask to ride with another parent or friend. If you need to ride home with someone else, you should ride to the game with them.

YAI Pep Club members must demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.

Dues: $20 ($10 for Athletes)
Raider/Community Emergency Reaction Team (CERT) Bruce Catlett Information Currently Unavailable
(Click the club name to visit the club page.)
Jennifer Hall
Julia Sells
Renaissance is a rewards program that recognizes students who maintain excellent grades and attendance. Through this program, students receive various classroom and school incentives/rewards throughout a semester for their achievement. Students can be recognized three ways:

Gold Card - All A's on a semester report card
Purple Card - All A's and B's on a semester report card
White Card - Perfect Attendance with 0 tardies, 0 discipline referrals, and passing ALL classes for a semester (NO GRADE BELOW 70).

Renaissance is sponsored by Quality Home Health and Quality Private Duty Care (GOLD SPONSORS) and Fentress County Education and Community Enhancement Foundation (SILVER SPONSOR).
Scholars Bowl Carey Wilson The Scholars Bowl is a nationwide competition between teams of students academically.
SOS Selena Wood
Benita Patton
• Organized, overnight community fundraising walk
• Teams of people camp out around a track
• Members of each team take turns walking around the track
• Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
• Family-friendly environment for the entire community
Spanish Club Diana Gehman Anyone who takes the Spanish I and II class will automatically be in the club.
School Environment / Student Council Tonya Brown Students will come together to share opinions, listen to guest speakers, learn about internships opportunities and talk others who have their same concerns. There will be meetings every other week and frequent socials to help aquaint students with students of similar interests.
Skills USA Bret Patton
Greg Qualls
Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Skills USA helps each student excel.

Skills USA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health accupations.

Must be taking a CTE class to join.

Dues: $15

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