There are many clubs for our students to join. They include the following:
The Garden Club at Donahue Academy is a club that offers students the opportunity to enjoy the cultivation of various edible and ornamental plants, from vegetables and herbs to flowers and fruit trees. We also learn about different insects in the garden (both beneficial and pesky) as well as the birds, bats, and owls we hope to see living in the houses installed for them about the campus.
Now in its 3rd year, the Donahue Academy Model United Nations program is open to our high school students. With weekly meetings to help students think globally from a Catholic perspective, the program features an annual competition at FGCU that allows participants to engage in UN delegate simulation and strengthen their public speaking skills. The public debate, position paper composition, and intellectual appeal to first principles that Model UN highlights fits perfectly into the Donahue education in the rhetoric stage of learning.
More than just a club for students with high grades, the National Honor Society limits membership to students of outstanding Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. It’s no surprise, then, that many Donahue Academy students have been inducted into it.
The Pro-Life Club at Donahue Academy is a group of students and teachers who respect the dignity of life from conception to natural death. Our goal is, with the help of Jesus, to take action against abortion through prayer vigils at abortion clinics and to support all lives through acts of charity. “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for Me.” Matthew 25:40
Robotics is a competitive club with teams at the Middle and High school levels. Our students compete against teams from other schools using robots they design and program to compete in different tasks.
Running is a way of life for many students at Donahue Academy. Our Running Club lets students grow in virtue as they run the race so as to win.
The Scholar Bowl is an intermural, competitive club with teams at the Middle and High school levels. Our students compete against teams from other schools to answer questions on topics as diverse as math, science, language, social studies, current events and fine arts.
The Student Life Committee consists of twelve students and one faculty advisor. Each class Grades 7th-12th elects two members to represent them. The committee puts on many events for the school, from fundraisers to Spirit Week and dances. Though it can be a lot of work, it’s a rewarding experience and the representatives strive to serve the student body as best they can.
Donahue Academy’s Yearbook is an elective available exclusively to Juniors and Seniors. It focuses on capturing the truth, beauty, and goodness of Donahue Academy. Every year, the yearbook team sets out to create a catalog of the year’s best moments, enjoyable for all.