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Auburn, WA 98002

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Auburn High School

711 East Main Street | Auburn, WA 98002

p: 253-931-4880 | f: 253-931-4701

Auburn High School




Annual (Invader)

Tom Kaup

Auburn Actors' Guild

Warren Kerr


Kandy Gilbert


Donna Bowler and Jim Cleary


Janet Tarsi

Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

 Bess Owens

First Nations Club

Robin Pratt

French Club

Greg Isham

Freshman Class

Donna Bowler

Future Farmers of America (FFA)                       

Rhonda Kurka

Gay/Straight Alliance Club

Robert Matthews

Harry Potter Club

Beth Cockcroft

Jewelry Club

Chris Telford

Junior Class

Beth Cockcroft

Key Club

Amber Garber


Jon Morehead/Mycah Glenn

Magic Club

Mike Grenz

Manga Club


Math Club

Jason Capps

National Honor Society

Sheryl Harmon, Jan Erie

Newspaper (Troy In'Voice)

Tom Kaup


Jeanne Maucotel

Pacific Islanders Club      

Jay Freeman


Chris Zawislak

Senior Class

Jennifer Skeel

Sophomore Class

April Asfour

Sports Medicine Club

Krista Parsons

Teen Book Club

Troy Crew

Mycah Glenn/Jon Morehead


Kurt Edwards

VICA Culinary Arts

Marci Killian

VICA Electronics

Chris Zawislak

VICA Metals

Jarred Foss

VICA Woods

Jack McCarley

Athletics Boys Basketball

Ryan Hansen

Athletics Girls Basketball

Jon Price

Athletics Wrestling

Dennis Herren

Athletics Cheer

Reina Wakefield

Athletics Gymnastics

Kristie Wilson

Athletics Baseball

Justin Mentink

Athletics Fastpitch

Brenna Nesper

Athletics Cross Country (g) (b)

Lacey Way, Greg Isham

Athletics Football

Gordon Elliott

Athletics Golf (g & b)

Justin Mentink, Jeremy Sagle

Athletics Soccer (g) (b)

David Cohen, John Yorke

Athletics Swimming (g) (b)

Katie Henry, Mycah Glenn

Athletics Tennis (b) (g)

Phil Smetheram, Crystal Wisness

Athletics Track (b) (g)

Greg Isham, Doug Burt

Athletics Volleyball

Shelley Davis

Athletics  (b) (g) Water polo

Jim Isom

 AuburnSenior High School CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS—2016-2017

 * Clubs or organizations related directly to a class.  Membership is contingent upon enrollment in the class. 

 ^ Clubs that meet criteria for community service.


Students work to compile a yearbookwith pictures and text that "tell the story of the year."  The club meets fourth period and many timesafter school.  Good writing, organization,and time-management skills are needed. Photography experience is always needed as well as Adviserapproval.  There is no cost to thestudents.Adviser:  Tom Kaup         


Supports student leadership activitiessuch as conferences, contests, and other enrichment activities.  Students must be active members of the autotechnology class and pay dues to National/State VICA.  VICA is a student run, industry supportedleadership organization that provides personal enrichment andscholarship/employment opportunities for all participants.  Advisers:  Kurt Edwards

Culinary Arts Club operates Cafe' Auburn, executes catered functions outside of regular school hours, and trains students to compete at regional, state and national culinary events.  Membership is limited to students enrolled in Culinary Arts.  Adviser: Marci Killian

A competitive activity which develops better analysis, research, organization, and communication skills (listening and speaking).  We compete against other schools around the Northwest, and also travel nationally to some of the top meets in the country.  Students on the team prepare and participate in both individual and team events, in about a dozen different speech contests and three forms of debating. Adviser: Donna Bowler

The Auburn High School DECA club is one of the strongest in the state. Tied to our marketing classes, DECA offers students the opportunity touse business and marketing skills as they learn them.  Students compete with others from across America over marketing topics.  Also available aremany marketing conferences around the country. DECA members learn marketing concepts, civic consciousness and leadership skills.  A $15 membership fee can be earned by students through their small entrepreneurship ventures. Advisers:  Janet Tarsi

Drama Club is open to all students and involves acting as well as technical theatre. Any student can join and there is no requirement to be in a play. We produce three plays a year. A large cast show in the fall, a musical in late winter and a traveling small-cast play in the spring. We encourage students to experience theatre by going to other schools as well as professional theatres. We are also very involved in local amateur and professional theatre groups.  Adviser:  Warren Kerr


FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. It develops skills for life --planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication -- that are necessary in the home and workplace. AHS leads the state with the largest FCCLA chapter of over 100 students a year. Dues are $18 annually.  Advisers:   Marci Killian and Necia Hansen 

This club promotes andshares traditional tribal cultural differences and experiences with each otherhelping to raise positive awareness of tribal cultural traditions at Auburn High School and in the community at large.  Club is open to all Auburn High School NativeAmerican students registered with the school district office of IndianEducation Adviser:  Robin Pratt

Purpose is to give students an opportunity to participate in activities which are easier done outside of the classroom.  These activities give students more exposure to francophone culture while supporting the language work done in class.  We try to do a variety of things to appeal to different tastes:  cheese tasting parties, crepes parties before school, French videos, movies and plays in Seattle and Tacoma, organizing trips to France,etc.  ($3 dues, anyone can join but it's mainly for French students).  Adviser:  Greg Isham


The Auburn High School Gay Straight Alliance brings together students to overcome homophobia and create a school environment free of harassment by raising awareness of different sexual and gender identities and advocating equa ltreatment for all youth. The GSA is about nondiscrimination and positive school climate, not about sex. Advisers:  Mike Grenz


For Harry Potter fans. We appreciate the beauty that is Harry Potter and our goal is to go to the Harry Potter theme park in Florida. It’s worth the obsession <3 Adviser: Beth Cockcroft 


Key Club is a student-run community service organization.  Adopting families and raising money are just a few of the projects they do each year.  Adviser: Amber Davis

Jewelry club is open to students enrolled in jewelry (free) or to any interested student ($1 per meeting).  They meet the second Wednesday of each month.  The aim is to teach members different jewelry skills and processes than we have time to cover in class.  Any student interested inlearning more about jewelry and making beautiful pieces of wearable art is invited to attend.  We also set up jewelry displays in the school. Adviser:  Chris Telford

Learn to be a leader!  Practice leadership skills by doing great things for AHS and the Auburn Community. Leadership class is responsible for Wellness Week, Spring Fever, and many of the activities and assemblies that occur at Auburn High School.  Criteria for membership:  Be enrolled in a leadership class.  Class meets daily. Adviser:  Katie Henry


he club provides a social setting in which students can enjoy playing “Magic: The Gathering” card game.  There is no membership or playing fees, and the club is open to all interested students. Adviser:  Michael Grenz

The AHS Manga Club is an informal group of teens that meet on Mondays during lunch in the back of the library. This is where teens meet, eat and chat about everything relating to manga. Bring your lunch and join the conversation! Adviser:


Math Club is for any student! Math club helps to make math and science concepts be more accessible to every student at AHS.  We meet every Wednesday after school in room 324 for a half hour to try math competition questions as well as plan and discuss upcoming events. Members of the Math Club can participate in events including: Math Day at UW, Peer tutoring, Math Club T-Shirt designing, the Imagine Tomorrow Competition at WSU, and Mathematics competitions including the Auburn School District Math Competition.  Adviser: Jason Capps

 METALS – (Skills USA)

Students take their abilities to the next level by demonstrating leadership, welding, and machining skills through competitions.  Students must be enrolled in a metals vocational class, pay dues of $15.50, and pay fort ravel expenses to contests.  Costs maybe offset through club fund raising. Adviser: Jarred Foss

National Honor Society is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Members are selected annually by a five-member faculty council. Requirements include a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.6 or higher, active involvement in at least two organizations (one of which must be associated with Auburn High School), completion of at least two service projects totaling sixteen hours or more (six hours must be with Honor Society) within the year,and regular participation in National Honor Society meetings.  In the spring, the faculty council reviews the members and selects those eligible for induction; induction is mandatory to become a member. Besides scholarship and service, candidates must demonstrate leadership and character.  Meetings are held in room 308 every other Wednesday of each month.  Adviser: Sheryl Harmon and Jan Erie

Reinforces, enhances, and promotes the activities of the orchestras at Auburn High School.  Criteria for membership:  Enrollment in one of the orchestra classes orby invitation.  Adviser:  Dale Johnson

The newspaper staff publishes eight issues a year that cover the events and issues that concern AHS students. Students must be responsible, independent workers who can meet deadlines.  Prerequisites:  The newspaper staff needs reporters who have successfully completed the semester-long Journalistic Writing class. Photographers, cartoonists, and computer experts are not required to take Journalistic Writing, but must be individually approved by the Adviser.   Adviser:  Tom Kaup

FIRST Robotics Team 3219 aka TREAD Club (Technology, Robotics,Engineering, And Design)Auburn High School Robotics Club is open to all students. We compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition that occurs in March. FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence,communication, and leadership. We hold weekly meetings during the preseason.Our build season is very intense beginning in January and ending late February.Find more information about our program on our SWIFT page or by checking out www.usfirst.org. Adviser:Chris Zawislak

The AHS Teen Book Club is an informal group of teens that meet on a regular basis to chat about…books!   This is where teens meet, eat and chat about books they have read, books they want to read and anything else in between. The Teen Book Club meets every other Wednesday during all three lunches (each student attends only during his or her lunch). Each lunch group can choose the books they want to read and discuss. The librarian joins in the fun too and sometimes brings tasty treats to eat! Bring your lunch (and a friend) and join us! Adivser:

Troy Crew is a freshman orientation and mentorship program. Based on the idea that the most valued resource in a high school is the students, juniors and seniors are selected to welcome  freshmen to Auburn High School.  This program is fun, inviting and energetic.  Troy Crew Leaders run the orientation day before school starts.  During the school year they provide activities for freshmen in three areas:  academic follow ups, social events and individually lead activities.  Our motto is Students helping Students Succeed. Prerequisite:  Must apply and be selected.  Advisers:  Katie Henry and Beth Cockcroft

*Members earn money for tournament fees,travel, banquet, team spaghetti dinner, awards slide show, etc.  Criteria for membership:  Must be a member of the volleyball team.  Adviser:  Shelley Davis

Members learn leadership and further woodworking skills during class and after school.  Club is open to students enrolled in woodworking class.  Instructor permission required for students with an interest in woodworking who are not currently taking woodworking classes. Adviser:  Jack McCarley