MCST Student Clubs and Organizations
Art and Photography Club, Advisor: Mr. Ruben Rosado
In Art & Photography Club students explore, create, and share art in a variety of media. Through photography, painting, drawing (and everything between!), students have the opportunity to pursue and develop their artistic styles, while learning from peers. No experience or equipment needed—just passion!
Chorus, Advisor: Mr. Mike LeRose
The Chorus club offers students varied opportunities in the study and performance of choral music of many styles. The choir is very active both in school and in competition. Members enjoy unique musical and social experiences that include two performances each year with the Jazz Band and Poetry Club as well as performing the National Anthem at school events.
Civic Engagement Club, Advisor: Ms. Colleen Pascale
The mission of Civic Engagement Club (CEC) is to educate the youth on the benefits of political knowledge and discussion, engage in learning activities that nurture growth through career pathways, and expose students to current events that pertain to their utmost academic interests. By joining CEC, students from all academies will gain valuable leadership, debating, and public speaking experience as well as resume-building opportunities.
Class Officer/Student Government
Student government is a group of student leaders who coordinate and organize class activities and fundraisers, work for school improvement, and are the student body’s voice in the school. Some of the activities sponsored by student government are spirit week, school dances, and various school community events.
Class of 2023
Ms. Samantha Shane
Class of 2024
Ms. Kathleen Turnbull
Class of 2025
Ms. Megan Petrucelli
Class of 2026
Ms. Marissa Levis
DECA, Advisor: Ms. Kim Delesky & Ms. Deirdre Romero
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.
Environmental Action Club, Advisor: Ms. Lauren Martin
The purpose of this club, first and foremost, is to spread awareness. Awareness is the first step to change, and change is what this Earth desperately needs, now more than ever. It is important that students become aware of the positive and negative issues involving the environment, the benefits a healthy environment provides, and the logistics of our planet’s natural functions, so that educated opinions can be formed and an appreciation and awe of nature can be developed. By providing a platform, such as an environmental club, through which students can discuss and learn about environmental issues and topics, there is a greater likelihood of these same students becoming motivated to go out and enact change in their communities.
ERASE Club, Advisor: Ms. Samantha Shane
E.R.A.S.E., which stands for Ending Racism And Sexism Everywhere, is designed to give our students the opportunity to combat discrimination in our school community through meetings, programs and planned events which will be used to encourage students to recognize the problems we encounter and seek possible solutions.
ERASE has four goals: To help eliminate racism and sexism by addressing instances of discrimination in our community; To alert all high school students to the signs of prejudice and discrimination and the negative effects they have on individuals and society; To conduct community awareness programs; To provide a continual outlet for victims of discrimination to vent their feelings and to seek constructive solutions to the problem.
Fitness Club, Advisor: Ms. Kristen Maday & Mr. Kevin Brophy
Fitness Club provides students with an open opportunity to develop and engage in physical activities that will promote lifelong personal, mental, social and emotional health. Fitness club provides a safe and judgement-free environment to all students who are developing and exploring various forms of physical activity. Students learn the basics of proper nutrition and explore a wide variety of workout styles ranging from Tabata, Circuit, Body Weight, HIIT, Insanity, etc. Students are provided a weekly/monthly fitness challenge that they can pursue at their own pace. Signed parent/student waivers are available in the fitness center and MUST be signed at home PRIOR to the students' first day in Fitness Club. Waivers are openly accepted from September-June. Click HERE to obtain a waiver.
FIRST Robotics Club, Advisors: Mr. Keymar Botero & Mr. Chung Yi Lin
The FIRST Robotics Competition combines the rigors of science and technology into academic competition. FIRST teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand", hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to compete in a real-world engineering challenge. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season concludes with the FIRST Championship.
Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Advisors: Ms. Ashley Brooks & Ms. Jennifer Katz
The Gender & Sexuality Alliance promotes tolerance and equality among students of all sexual orientations and gender identities by helping to create a school environment free of homophobic and all other types of harassment through educational efforts and awareness-building. Meetings will include time for students to socialize, discuss issues, and plan events. Click on our link to find out more about Gender & Sexuality Alliance.
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Advisors: Ms. Cathy Bienkowski & Mr. Justin Jacobs
HOSA is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. Its mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for students enrolled in HSE programs.
Jazz Band, Advisor: Mr. Mike LeRose
The Jazz Band is designed to introduce many different genres of jazz music and basic improvisational techniques. This performing group will meet for rehearsals, and will perform at two concerts as well as events throughout the year. The band explores a wide variety of jazz literature and is open to all students.
Key Club, Advisor: Ms. LaToya Evans
Sponsored by Kiwanis International, the Key Club is a community service organization. The club teaches leadership through serving others by being involved in both community and school-related service projects. Students will learn the importance of volunteerism to the individual, family, school, agencies and society. Activity projects are coordinated with the local Kiwanis group.
Literary Club, Advisor: Ms. Christine Heitanen
Literary Club explores a variety of styles of literature while encouraging students to further their own writing. Students critique their original works using a peer review process. The club emphasizes spoken word poetry through participation in the Poetry Out Loud Program and a Coffee Café Poetry Slam produced in cooperation with the jazz band. Creative work is exhibited in an annual journal.
Multicultural Club, Advisor: Ms. Rocio Felix
The Multi-Cultural Club is a fun, safe haven for deepening the understanding of one’s own personal values and traditions while exploring and gaining understanding of the customs and traditions of others. The mission is both educational and social with monthly meetings and activities student-designed and led.
Model United Nations, Advisor: Ms. Kathleen Turnbull & Mr. Adam Wirjosemito
Model United Nations prepares today's sutdents to be leaders in the world by introducting them to the worlds' biggest problems in peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development, and inspiring them to find global solutions. Model United Nations gives students a chanced to learn about different countries, foreign policies, and most importantly, to critically think about issues from multiple perspectives and points of view different from their own. Model United Nations teaches students critical 21st century leadership skills that are valuable for college, careers, and lifelong learning. Participants in Model United Nations will have the opportunity to attend conferences and demonstrate their public speaking, negotiation, research, and teamwork skills while debating about global issues.
National Honor Society, Advisors: Mr. Justin Jacobs
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921. Morris County School of Technology’ chapter of the National Honor Society identifies students in the class of 2019 or later who have a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.85% or better. Any full time student in his or her junior, or senior year that meets the academic requirements may be invited to complete a membership packet within the first two months of a given school year. Selection for membership is by a faculty council vote, and based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and community service.
National Technical Honor Society, Advisors: Ms. Deirdre Romero
The National Technical Honor Society recognizes students for outstanding scholarship in their academic and career/technical area, character, leadership, and community service. Selection to the National Technical Honor Society represents the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a student. Any full-time student in his or her junior or senior year that meets the academic requirements may be invited to apply for membership within the first two months of a given school year. Students in the classes of 2019 or later must have a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5%, with a requirement of a minimum average of 90% in the area of vocational concentration. Selection for membership is by a faculty council, and based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service.
National Dance Honor Society, Advisor: Ms. Lisa Peluso
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts promotes and honors outstanding dance achievement in high school students and encourages well-rounded dance artists to become leaders in their communities after graduation. The MCST chapter supports dancers, expands opportunities for dance-related workplace learning, and enhances program visibility and recruitment. Further information regarding eligibility and activities may be obtained from the advisor.
Peer Leadership, Advisors: Ms. Samantha Shane & Ms. CVathy Mohrle
At the conclusion of sophomore year, students are invited to apply to the Peer Leadership program. The MCST Peer Leadership program is an opportunity for 11th grade students to work closely with the freshmen class. The Peer Leader Program is focused on helping incoming students transition into MCST and on creating and contributing to a positive school environment. Peer Leaders will serve as mentors, student support, and positive role-models for their fellow students. Peer Leaders are responsible for coordinating an orientation program and monthly meetings based on topics that address student concerns.
Red Cross Club, Advisor: Mr. Steven Petonak
American Red Cross school clubs are school-based service groups that help the Red Cross fulfill its humanitarian mission. Working closely with the local Red Cross unit, club members participate in Red Cross service projects that impact their community and the world. Student members will discover many new opportunities for self-development and be encouraged to choose activities that will most effectively fulfill the community’s greatest needs. Red Cross school clubs are a team effort, where Red Cross units, schools and students all work together to make their communities and the world a better place and where young people develop leadership skills.
Skills USA, Advisors: Mr. Kevin Conover & Ms. Kim Delesky
Skills USA offers all students the opportunity to sharpen their career and technical skills, as well as develop leadership abilities by participating in many of the competitions sponsored by Skills USA throughout the year. MCST students have consistently demonstrated their expertise by winning state competitions. Each year, many of the medal winners participate in the national competition held in Kansas City, Missouri.
STEM Club, Advisor: Mr. Alessandro Pizzo
The MCST STEM Club will afford students the opportunity to explore topics in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), interact with guest speakers, explore STEM-related career opportunities, and bring new and innovative events to the MCST community through participation in the Technology Student Association (TSA). TSA enhances personal development and leadership, whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs.
Student Ambassadors, Advisor: Ms. Jessica Short
At the conclusion of sophomore year, students are invited to apply to the Student Ambassador program. MCST Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for 11th grade students to represent their respective academies and Morris County School of Technology at Advisory Council meetings, Back to School Night, Incoming Freshmen Reception, and other school-based activities. Student Ambassadors work closely with Academy teachers and MCST Administration to communicate positive and accurate information about MCST and our programs to a variety of audiences (large, small, business partners, parents, prospective students, etc.).