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Newman has many student activities! Consider joining any of the following:

Ambassadors Club

Faculty Advisor:  Mr. Nelson

Ambassadors for NCCHS are spirited, students of character that provide leadership, knowledge and enthusiasm to past and present members of the Newman Central Catholic High School family. While welcoming prospective families to join our faith mission & education we also live & instill the pride and tradition of Newman. Ambassadors also inspire others to build lifelong friendships and growth in all aspects of our school.


Faculty Advisor:  Mrs. Kelly

Newman Catholic has a youth organization that is unique in its charter because it not only includes our own junior and senior student leaders it is also inclusive of our surrounding public school junior and senior leaders.  BLIND stands for Building Lasting Impressions that Never Die, an acronym that was designed over 10 years ago.  The purpose of this organization is to create lasting friendships with other schools and help tear down racism, bullying, hatred, and other issues that plagued our youth today.  The group was developed originally by Sterling High School and Newman Central Catholic High School in hoping to bring the two schools closer together.  Since then, we have expanded to include Rock Falls High School, Dixon High School, and have helped develop pilot BLIND groups in Byron and our feeder schools.  We have yearly summer retreats for the Student Leaders, and yearly fall retreats for the freshman of all schools included.  We know we cannot change the world, but we try to make a difference in our own communities and hope that it spreads through stewardship and good will from our foundation of morals and ethics


Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Verdick

This is a competition based activity that teams compete against other schools based on five categories of environmental information that includes forestry, aquatics, wildlife, soils, and a fifth wildcard category that varies each year.  Students can earn scholarship money and go on to compete at state or nationals


Faculty Advisor: Ryan Sotelo (

Esports is an emerging activity in Illinois. It is a competition based activity center around video gaming. To learn more, you can read the minutes of the IHSA Esports Advisory Committee



Faculty Advisor:  Mr. Magnafici

FCCA, Fellowship of Catholic Christian Athletes, is an interdenominational Christian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

Liturgical Choir

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This is not the regular choir class.  Liturgical Choir sings at all masses and meets during homeroom.

Key Club

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Key Club is an international student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.  Newman's Key Club is sponsored by the Sterling Kiwanis Club.  Meetings are held twice a month in the morning at 7:30.

Knitters Club

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Verdick

Math Team

Faculty Advisor:  Mr. Sotelo


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National Honor Society

Faculty Advisor:  Ms. Cook

This is more than just an honor roll. The Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.

Newman Recycling Club (NRC)

Faculty Advisor:  Mr. Wood

This is a student led club dedicated to a complete recycling effort at the school to help maintain our environment and to teach each other the importance of preserving our planet every day.

Scholastic Bowl

Varsity Advisor: Mr. Frank

Fresh/Soph Advisor: Mrs. Vorhees

Science Club

Faculty Advisor:  Ms. Cook

Student Council

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Olson

Student elected committees that organize events, fundraisers, school improvement, and homecoming events.

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