Clubs with an Academic Focus

These activities will help you to investigate interests, utilize your particular talents, and strengthen your skills.

FinLit 300

Purpose of this club: We strive to advance financial literacy at Winnacunnet and in the State of New Hampshire through an educational tournament which empowers high school students to apply classroom-related financial education in a contest of knowledge and skills.  Topics include Spending and Saving, Credit and Debt, Employment and Income, Investing, Risk Management and Insurance, Financial Decision Making.


Advisor:  Mrs. Harris – Room E104

Granite State Challenge

Interested students, often with specific areas of expertise, compete against other teams from New Hampshire schools on  Channel 11 NHPTV.

Coach: Mr. Fleming  – Room C215

Italian Club

This club will be discussing Italian history, the culture and the food.  Also, we will be learning the Italian language.

Advisor:  Mrs. Jaffe – Room C117

Literary Magazine

The Spark LitMag (9-12) meets weekly to read and select student literary and art work to include in the annual publication.  Once pieces are chosen, emails are sent out and layout begins.  Industry standard software is used to create the LitMag. The final product is a 64 page color literary magazine showcasing their contemporaries’ writings and artwork. To submit your work, email us at LitMag (at)


Advisor: Mrs. Ash & Mrs. McKenney – Room E104

Math Team

Students with an interest in mathematics and problem solving are encouraged to participate in the Math team.  WHS math team competes in meets throughout the year as part of the the Tri State Math League.  Practices are held regularly to prepare participants for meets at various schools within the league.

Advisor: Mrs. Cutts & Mrs. Michaud – Rm. B114 & B113

Model United Nations

Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and it’s other multilateral bodies where students perform an Ambassador role while debationg topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health and more.  Through public speaking, critical thinking, and in-depth research, the Model UN experience allows students to cultivate skiils and enrich their global affairs knowledge.  Meetings will be held once a month.

Advisor: Mr. O’Brien- Room C217

National Business Honor Society

National Business Honor Society (11-12). Students may apply for membership in their junior or senior year after completing at least 3 business courses, maintaining a 3.0 GPA, and a 3.5 GPA in business classes. Applicants also need a recommendation from a business teacher.


Advisor:  Mrs. Harris – Room E104

National Honor Society

(11-12) WHS chapter is a member of the National Association.  Selected students qualified in academics, characters, leadership, and service are invited for induction into the Society.

National Honor Society procedures followed.
Advisors:  Mr. Myers – Room B206

Newspaper – Winnachronicle

Students do all newsgathering, photography, writing, graphics, advertising contacts, computer layout and distribution of the student newspaper, the Winnachronicle.   This is designed for students who have a career related interest in journalism. Students have the opportunity to become involved in areas including reporting, writing, graphic design and layout, and business advertising.

Advisor:  Mr. Michaud – Room B103

Project Search (11 & 12)

Project Search is designed to provide an on campus intellectually challenging experience for academically motivated high school students. The program has been in operation since 1983 and currently serves over 200 students. Project Search’s mission is to provide a forum in a college campus setting where high school students from South Eastern New Hampshire and Southern Maine can experience a series of presentations covering challenging interdisciplinary
topics and interact with each other in discussion groups.

Advisor: Ms. Hall – Rm. D102.3

Quill & Scroll

Quill & Scroll Honor Society Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists (10-12). Students may apply for membership in their sophomore, junior or senior year after completing at least 2 trimesters of work for the newspaper, yearbook, WHTV, or Literary Magazine. Students must be in the top third of their class and be recommended by their publications advisor/teacher.


Advisor:  Mrs. Harris – Room E104

Science National Honor Society

The Science National Honor Society recognizes students of academic excellence in the field of science. The meetings give opportunities to explore areas of science not covered in the curriculum.

Advisor:  Mr. Handwork – Room B124

Washington Group Studies (Close-up)      

Students raise funds during the year to spend April vacation in Washington, D.C., where they get a first-hand look at how their government works.

Advisor: Mr. Gushee & Ms. Trahan – Room C212

Winnacunnet Junior Classical League

(9-12) This club will be registered with the NH Junior Classical League. This is a latin based fellowship with competition events with other NH schools.

Advisor:  Mrs.Jaffe —Rm. C117


This co-curricular activity/course combines practical experience in photography, writing, graphic design and layout, small business management, accounting, sales, and marketing to produce the yearbook. The Yearbook is the culminating project. Participation can be in class, after school photography assignments and as an ELO.


Advisor: Mrs. Harris – Room E104