Park Rapids Area High School Clubs & Organizations
Every student is encouraged to become involved in some activity in addition to his/her academic courses. The Clubs program of the Park Rapids Area High School forms a very useful and important part of the school's total curriculum. By voluntary participation, the student is able to develop skills, interests, and abilities which they may not develop in the classroom. Club activities are those activities held under the supervision of the school either outside of regular school hours, are part of a class, or are outside student run organizations. Participation in club activities is a privilege. Students participating in these activities will conduct themselves in accordance with the Park Rapids Area High School Handbook regarding eligibility. For additional information about each club's program, contact the listed club(s) advisor. Below you will find a list of clubs offered to students at Park Rapids Area High School.
(Business Professionals of America)
Business Professionals of America is the premier CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, office administration, health administration, and other related career fields. Even if you are not going to pursue a career in one of those fields, it is still a great organization to help develop you as a person. Our Park Rapids chapter competes at the region level in January. If students do well enough, they move on to the state competition and if they do well enough there, they will move on to the national competition which is held in late April or early may. We also do service projects like bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Check out the PRAHS Business Education page to watch a short video for more information.
PRAHS Business Education: www.parkrapids.k12.mn.us/domain/479
State BPA: mnbpa.org
National BPA: bpa.org
Co-Advisors: Angie Kuehn firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-237-6455 & Krystal Murphy email@example.com or 218-237-6442
The Park Rapids choirs are a long-standing tradition in the Park Rapids Area School District. The choirs perform three concerts a year and showcase their ability to perform multiple styles and genres. Currently, PRAHS has two active choirs Concert Choir and Choraliers. Students in choir are signed up to rehearse during the school day and get school credit for their work. Students involved in choir also have the opportunity to compete in MSHSL solo contest, ensemble contest, and large group contest. Choir is a place to sing, express, and build long-lasting friendships. Students are welcome to join at any time!
Director: Leandra Craigmile: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
Park Rapids FFA Chapter
(Future Farmers of America)
An organization focused on leadership and career readiness. FFA has opportunities for involvement at the local, region, state, and national level for students to participate in leadership conferences, career development events, leadership development events, and to network with professionals in the agriculture industry.
Facebook: Park Rapids Agricultural Education and FFA Chapter
Co-Advisors: Stephen Funk: email@example.com & Amber Seibert: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panthers First is a mentorship program comprised of selected students and community members who volunteer as mentors in various areas at Park Rapids Area Schools.
Panthers First Website: www.parkrapids.k12.mn.us/PanthersFirst
Co-Advisors: Kathryn Buckholtz email@example.com | Stephen Funk firstname.lastname@example.org | Krystal Murphy email@example.com | Patrick Richard firstname.lastname@example.org | Brent Vandal email@example.com | Autumn Weber firstname.lastname@example.org
Speech is a competitive activity, which will help you improve your communication skills, boost confidence, improve critical thinking skills, and increase classroom performance. People who have been on high school speech teams have gone on to become highly successful professionals. with 13 categories, there is something for everyone.
Speech Team Google Classroom: Code p2hfqz2
Co-Advisors: Tanya Miller: email@example.com & Katie Winters: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Council is open to students in all grades who want to be part of the school decision-making process. Student Council works with the student body and administration to make decisions for the High School. The group helps plan major events like homecoming and smaller activities as well.
Advisor: Kerry Johnson: email@example.com
We Decide is a youth group whose vision is to see all youth participate in positive healthy activities and make positive choices. Our mission is to unite Park Rapids youth to make positive choices when faced with decisions involving underage drinking, vaping, other tobacco use or marijuana use.
Advisor: Shelli Walsh: firstname.lastname@example.org