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The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, founded by Congresswoman F. Wilson is a mentorship program for young boys who need male role models. The 5000 Role Models provides scholarships to graduating seniors that have been actively involved in the program since 9th grade. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their completed scholarship application as well as program completion. This would include fieldtrips/tours to colleges, prison, courthouse, sporting events, health forms, youth summits and other activities geared to cultivates boys into men

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5000 Role Model              Bennett 223            The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, founded by Congresswoman F. Wilson is a mentorship program for young boys who need male role models. The 5000 Role Models provides scholarships to graduating seniors that have been actively involved in the program since 9th grade. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their completed scholarship application as well as program completion. This would include fieldtrips/tours to colleges, prison, courthouse, sporting events, health forms, youth summits and other activities geared to cultivates boys into menBest Buddies               Parada                     131The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  We do this by matching student volunteers in mutually enriching friendships with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Class of 2018                 Babich & Orichio      170/90
The Class of 2018 is an opportunity for sophomores to become involved in school activities and increase class spirit. With graduation still a few years away, this is the time to “Live more, Laugh more, Sophomores!” Text @Viper2018 to 81010 for information
Class of 2019                Vinat                         157
This organization is open to all students that will graduate in 2019.  The purpose of the organization is to promote school spirit and encourage students to get involved in school activities through such events as Homecoming, Pep Rallies, the Jungle Island Scarecrow competition, as well community Service projects through CBS 4 Neighbors 4 NeighborsDa Vinci               Nadaskay                84The DaVinci Society is a student-created, service-oriented club with two main goals.  Our primary goal is to provide a variety of community service opportunities for our students, both within our school and in the surrounding community.  Our second aim is to offer opportunities to engage in multicultural activities, as well as to spread multicultural awareness
Drama              Almaguer                  317
The Felix Varela Drama Club is open to all students who attend Varela High school and have an interest in any of the multiple aspects of theatre. Whether it’s performing on stage or working the technical aspect of a production, the DRAMA club is always accepting of new students.  Our purpose is to give students an opportunity to learn and participate in a variety of our productions.  We do this by making our club meetings informative but most importantly active. Throughout the year we offer a variety of workshops to our club members in our meetings. These workshops include; acting, sound design, set construction, movement, lighting design, and the list goes on. Our Goal is for the students to be able to expand their knowledge of theatre in a safe, no pressure style environment
Ebony    Townsend & Bennett             21/223
The Ebony Club is a multi- cultural club designed to educate, empower, encourage and entertain the student body at Felix Varela High School about African-American History; Ebony bringing all nationalities together, one generation at a timeEnchanters                    A.Diaz                         352/28
The Felix Varela “Enchanters” are the school’s one and only official dance team. Enchanters perform at school pep rallies, dance shows and compete at several dance competitions throughout the school year. Currently the dancers hold 2 National titles and several Best in State titles. Yearly auditions are held in early May. Tryouts are open to any Varela student who loves to dance!
FBLA                    Z.Garcia 180
FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America. In this club, we compete, we learn and we grow stronger in our business and communication skills. Join now and become part of our business empire.
FEA        Vinat                           157Future Educators of America- This state sponsored organization focuses on providing students the opportunity to participate in community service projects involving various social and educational components for preschool and elementary age students such as the Read for the Record campaign, the Miami Children’s Museum events, the Ronald McDonald’s House Charities and The Miami Book Fair International Children’s activities. Through the organization there are opportunities for scholarships to local universities to pursue a career in education. 
     FFA      Y.Escobar                    307
The Varela Chapter of the FFA Organization is an intercurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of three components of agricultural education.  All Varela FFA members are also members of the Florida and National FFA Organization. 
French                 J.Garcia 53   
The French club is an interest club with a “French twist”. Acquire leadership and team work skills while making friends. Speaking French is not a requirement however, most members do and can practice. One of the most active clubs in the school!
GSA  Morales                         183
Felix Varela’s Gay Straight Alliance is an organization of LGBTQ  youth  and their allies.  Our goal as an organization is to  raise awareness of LGBT issues in our community. We always make sure room 109 and our school is where you can feel safe, proud and free. As a group we will contribute to our community through different school-wide events, community service events and LGBTQ workshops and conferences.
HIP   P.Gomez                       151
The H.I. P. club is all about helping others. It focuses on Health education done by Juniors and Seniors for Freshmen. It is conducted once a week thru World History classes
HOSA   Paulsen                         147
HOSA: Health Ocupation Students of America HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation and recognation. HOSA is for students that are enrolled in the health and science programs, to prepare competent health care providers in a rapidly changing industry
Interact   Willis                               91Interact is a Rotary International sponsored service club. We give students an opportunity to
participate in fun and meaningful service projects while developing leadership
skills and meeting new friends. The basic principle of the Rotary Interact is to
help others.  Our motto is “service above self”. Through
service activities, Interact members learn the importance of developing
leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect
for others, and advancing international understanding and goodwillKey   Lewis                              256
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service; build character and develop leadership. The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring, and inclusiveness.Motto  Caring–Our Way of LifeMarine Science Viper Tank        Sacasa         253
Mu Alpha              Nava            137Mu Alpha Theta is an Honor Society which promotes scholarship in, enjoyment and understanding of, mathematics among high school students. Members will participate in multiple activities such as competitions, community service projects and peer tutoring.
NEHS                 Dymond           76
NEHS shall strive to confer distinction on students for high achievement in English; encourage interest in the English language arts; promote exemplary character and good fellowship; serve society by fostering literacyNHS       Echemendia     214
The National Honor Society is a prestigious organization founded by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  The organization honors students who exemplify the four pillars of education:  character, scholarship, leadership, and service.  Students are invited to initiate the application process for the Varela chapter in spring of their sophomore year if they earn a minimum 4.0 cumulative weighted GPA or a 3.8 cumulative unweighted GPA
Pep Squad    Acosta                207Phi Beta Chi                     T.Reyes/ Sasso 245/252
The purpose of Phi Beta Chi is to encourage students to engage in activities that are related to science, as well as create enthusiam for science competitions and science education
Quill and Scroll  E.Cardenas            231A
Quill and Scroll is the International Honorary Society for High School Journalists. Students in this club must be a junior or senior and active in one of the four journalism publications at Varela: WVHS News (TV production), The Viper Vibe (newsmagazine), Crotalus (yearbook), Vox Vipera (literary magazine). As this is an honor society, students must meet certain GPA and publication requirements. See Mrs. Cardenas in room 228 for more information

SECME      R.Gonzalez, Blake       236/246
SECME (Science, Engineering, Communication, and Mathematics enhancement) is a national strategic alliance formed to motivate and mentor students, so that all students can learn and achieve at higher levels. SECME makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). SECME resolves around several key projects that are a part of the annual county, state, and national competitions; they are bridge building, egg-drop container, art banner, essay writing, brain bowl, mousetrap car, mathematics challenge, robotic hand, and water bottle rocketSGA  Gambale                17
The Student Government Association of Felix Varela Senior High is designed to serve the best interests of the student body by acting as the voice of the student body.  It strives to promote community service, bring a healthy relationship among all students by promoting pride and school spirit, and offers a means of fuller cooperation among the administration, the faculty, and the student body.
Spanish/Spanish Honor     Fernandez 51
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHS) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. At Felix Varela Senior High our Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica proudly upholds and adheres to the high academic success our student members achieve in our Spanish classes and promote interest in Hispanic studies. 
Thespians      Almaguer          317
The Felix Varela Thespian honor society is designed for students who are truly interested in the inner workings of theatre. These students participate in a variety of district competitions and attend multiple workshops throughout the school year.  Thespians are also heavily involved in our school productions, both on and off the stage. In addition, Thespians are in charge of running all events in the auditorium. This gives them the opportunity to master their skills on a variety of tech positions in the theatre.  The Thespian Honor Society runs on a point system, where points are awarded for continued involvement in the Arts.  Students who earn 10 points are eligible for induction into the International Thespians Honor Society.  The Thespians of Felix Varela (TROUPE 6162) become a tight knit group throughout the year working tirelessly towards a common goal
Tri M   Lussier                324
Tri-M is an Music Honor Society recognized world-wide (in 15 Countries) with 1700 Total Chapters and over 67,000 members.  Tri-M advocates for the importance and value of Music Education in shaping the leaders of tomorrow. It also motivates students to make a difference in their community. At Varela our Tri-M chapter is dedicated to serving younger musicians in our feeder program, the elderly and disabled in our community, and our veterans through performances, masterclasses, and lessons.  Viewfinders           Lorenzo-Guerra     200K
The Viewfinders (WVHS News) Club is an interest club open to students who have an interest in television or film. Whether it’s working in front of the cameras or behind the scenes operating cameras, producing, editing  or directing, there is something for everyone.Club members videotape after school events such as athletic events, talent shows, performances and dances. Their work is featured on the WVHS News broadcast and on the Vipers in Motion Senior Memories DVD. Member take part in several fundraisers throughout the year. Eligible members  may  participate in District, State and National conventions in the field of news, television and film.Women of Tomorrow      Lewis                    256
Women of Tomorrow is about women helping women and its program model is unique and effective — highly accomplished professional women meet with small groups of ‘at-risk’ girls in public high schools once a month to discuss ways to overcome obstacles and to provide skills for success. The program empowers and prepares the girls to be successful post-secondary school.  The Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program is created and supported by Jennifer Valoppi and Don Browne.


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