Bishop Stang greatly emphasizes our Catholic faith and therefore Campus Ministry is one of the most popular extracurricular activities. The Campus Ministry assists in organizing many of the class retreats that occur periodically throughout the year. By far the most popular event that they participate in is the annual Pro-Life March that takes place in Washington DC every January. Other popular clubs include our award-winning Student Council. They are instrumental in organizing school-wide events and assemblies. This year they were able to bring Project Purple to our school. The founder, Chris Herren, a former local sports player spoke to the student body about his own personal struggle with addiction and the long terms effects of addiction, not only on oneself but also on one's family and friends. Another widely popular club is the Drama Club. I have not personally participated in this club but I have attended all of the productions. This club is open to all students and is one of the most friendly and welcoming clubs within the school. In my time at Stang, they have put on a series of excellent productions including Beauty and the Beast, A Little Princess, You Can't Take It With You, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
I would recommend joining any of these three clubs to prospective students, especially if they want to meet lots of new people and be really active in the school community. However, there are lots of smaller clubs that may pique their interest. My personal favorite is the Multicultural Club. I am a co-founder and Vice President of this club, which was started during my Sophomore year. We are dedicated to exploring and bringing awareness to the rich cultural heritage that surrounds us, as well as exploring the cultures behind the languages taught by the World Language Department. Each month has a new culture: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, and Latin. The focus is usually on whatever holiday that is celebrated during that month. For Mardi Gras, we made masks and talked about the traditions behind the celebration. At Chinese New Year, one of our exchange students, who is also a club member, spoke to us about her family's traditions and the cultural significance of the holiday. We have tried our hand at both Spanish and Portuguese dancing and made sugar skulls and traditional food for Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Our biggest event is the Multicultural Scavenger Hunt, an annual event open to the whole student body which is held during Language Week in March. Club members work diligently all year to prepare for this event. We create the clue booklets, cook the food, set up the classrooms, and even make a pinata. With this event, we are able to share our passion for other cultures and fulfill the club's goal of teaching others to appreciate the diversity of the world around us.