Athletics & Extracurricular Activities

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Official EJCHS Eagles
Athletics Page

Athletic Director
Shawn Lindsey 
PH: 706-336-8900

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We encourage all EJCHS students to be involved in a school-sponsored club or sport.
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Army JROTC views extra-curricular activities as a venue to develop teamwork, communication skills, personal social responsibility, fitness, leadership, selfless service to community and others, good work ethic, sportsmanship, and fair play. We believe the values learned from these activities will help every student throughout their lives.

Color Guard is a highly visible ceremonial support team representing our Country, School and Corps of Cadets, presenting or posting the National Colors at all JROTC military and social events, all home football games, and official High School, School District and Community level events including numerous Veterans Day ceremonies, the Commerce Christmas Parade, and Nicholson Daisy Festival Parade.  Outstanding cadet candidates are carefully screened and selected for the honor of carrying the National Colors in front of our School and shared Community.

Raider Team. Open to students enrolled in Army JROTC, and loosely based upon the U.S. Army’s Best Ranger Competition, the Raider Team instills teamwork, physical and technical skills at the individual and team levels. The Raider experience blends mental and physical resilience and competitive endurance tasks found in a conventional Army unit such as the Physical Fitness Test, 5km team Runs, Rope Bridges, Land Navigation Courses, Tire Flip, Cross Country Relay, Obstacle Courses, First Aid Knowledge, and Litter/Stretcher Carry. Under the supervision and instruction of the Army JROTC instructors, the Raider team is a motivated group of cadets willing to push themselves and their team mates to move further, faster and train harder than any other Army JROTC Cadet. Cadets will tell you straight-up, that Army JROTC Raider season is the highlight of their Army JROTC experience! Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, unless otherwise scheduled, from 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., beginning in the JROTC common area.

JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) Teams.  Practice rounds held in October, with Level I Competition held in early November. Open to freshman, sophomores and juniors (no seniors) enrolled in Army JROTC. One of the main goals of the JROTC Academic Bowl event is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams and standardized tests like the SAT and ACT.  The JLAB Leadership Bowl event is way to evaluate understanding of the JROTC Curriculum in the following areas: Citizenship in Action, Leadership Theory & Application; Foundations for Success (Unit 3); Winning Colors, Graphic Organizers & Thinking Maps; The George C. Marshall Principles of Leadership; and “No Substitute for Victory”: Lessons in Strategy & Leadership from GEN Douglas MacArthur.

The Rifle Team is a Georgia High School Association (GHSA) sanctioned varsity sport, open to all GHSA-eligible students at East Jackson County High school.  Eligible and qualified student athletes may earn a varsity athletic letter upon successful completion of two seasons. An Olympic and GHSA sport, the Rifle Team utilizes precision and sporter-class (.177 cal) air rifles and competes with other GHSA Riflery programs throughout Areas 4 and 8 in January and February, and may compete in 3-position precision postal and special invitational marksmanship matches from the prone, standing, (includes sitting if 4-position match) and kneeling positions. Tryouts for GHSA eligible student athletes are normally held in the October timeframe.

Saber Team.  Open to students enrolled in Army JROTC, the Sabre Team provides highly visible ceremonial saber arch support to JROTC, School, School District and Community activities.  The Saber Team utilizes official U.S. Army officer sabers in performance of their ceremonial support activities.  It is expected by our school and community that the Saber Team performs at a high level of proficiency in support of Homecoming Court (Football), the Army JROTC Battalion Dining-Out, and High School Graduation Commencement.

Open to students enrolled in Army JROTC, Drill Team includes competitive, precision drill teams (squad, platoon, competition Color Guard) competing in military regulated and unregulated style drill meets throughout Area 8 (Northeast Georgia), and the State of Georgia. The drill team may participate in numerous School Support, School District Support and Community Support activities in Jackson County throughout the academic year. Tryouts are normally held in late fall timeframe, with competitions normally in the January and February timeframes.

National English Honors Society (NEHS) is a club for students who enjoy and excel in the field of English. Throughout the year, NEHS officers will organize events that celebrate literature and encourage literacy in our community. Club events will range from fundraisers to literary costume contests. Our NEHS president for the 2017-2018 school year is Emily Crow, and our club sponsors are Ms. Rhinehart and Mrs. Harris.
The minimum requirements for active membership in NEHS are the following:
  • Students must be in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade
  • Students must pay their annual dues ($20 for new members and $15 for returning members)
  • Students must avoid discipline referrals throughout the year
  • Students must retain at least an 85% average in their current English class (whatever level of English that may be)

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

FBLA is the premier organization for Georgia’s student leaders interested in careers in business and information technology.  We offer leadership training, competitive events, networking, community service, and much more!  FBLA’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative and career development programs. We bring our mission to life with the application of our motto:  Service, Education, and Progress.  Anyone can join 8th through 12th grade.  Annual membership dues are $25.00, which include your local, state, and national dues and a free chapter t-shirt (if paid by September 1).

The EJCHS Academic Team

The Academic Team competes with other local high schools in a Jeopardy-style format academic bowl competition. Interested students should see Mr. Presley or Dr. Kirkindoll.


FCCLA – Family, Career, Community Leaders of America is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer science education. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life – planning, goal setting, and problem solving.  Students can take part in individual and group projects and competitions, team building activities, and community service projects. Anyone in grades 8th-12th can join FCCLA. Annual membership dues are $30.00 which include your local, state, and national dues and a chapter t-shirt.

East Jackson High FFA Chapter

East Jackson High FFA is an intra-curricular, student-led, organization whose mission is to “make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.” With nearly 650,000 members, the National FFA Organization is the largest student-led organization in the country. At East Jackson High, we strive to achieve the FFA mission through monthly meetings, participation in as many as 31 different CDE contests, multiple leadership development activities, livestock showing events, community outreach and social gatherings, community service projects, and real life experiences. Any EJCHS student enrolled in an Agricultural Education class is already a member, and welcome to participate in as many FFA activities as (s)he wants. Our 2017-2018 officer team is as follows.

President: Austin Hill
Vice President: Nate McKinney
Secretary: Cheyanne Smith
Treasurer: Cale Howington
Reporter: Wyatt Chandler
Sentinel: Joseph Terry
Historian: Bella Chandler
Parliamentarian: Morgan Byers


Click here to view the HOSA website.

Drama Club

Our officers are: Mia Clegg – president; Vice President – Jasmine Black; Assistant VP’s – Austin Odom and Rhiannon Whitehead; Treasurer – Desiree Shubert; and Secretary – Nicole Oldham.
EJ’s drama club provides a friendly environment for those with the same love and passion for theater, both on and off the stage. Our officers make sure that any event or activity that is planned is well organized and enjoyable. There are not only opportunities to perform for the club, but also opportunities for service, going to other performances, and being a part of our own productions. If you have thought about theater but are not sure, come on, join the fun!! The club meets on Mondays after school.

Click here for the website of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), which includes one-act play and literary competitions, as well as all competitive sports.

National Beta Club: 

  • National Beta is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. Committed to recognizing high academic achievement, and rewarding and nurturing worthy character, National Beta fosters leadership skills and encourages service to others.
  • Click here for our official EJCHS BETA webpage.
  • National Beta is founded on the following four pillars:
    • ACHIEVEMENT – Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
    • CHARACTER – Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
    • LEADERSHIP – Developing the leaders of tomorrow
    • SERVICE – Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

    EJCHS Students who wish to become members of National Beta must have and maintain a minimum of a 92 GPA, have outstanding character in our school community, complete a minimum of 30 service hours this school year, and pay annual membership dues. Seniors in good standing have the opportunity to compete for several monetary scholarships at the state and national level. Beta Seniors also receive a gold stole embroidered with the National Beta emblem to wear with their graduation robes.

    Members of EJCHS National Beta enjoy many opportunities to fellowship together and serve our school and local communities in a variety of ways. Beta students are also encouraged to participate in and compete at the annual State Beta Convention held each February. If you are interested in joining National Beta Club, see one of our sponsors: Mrs. Linda Frederick, Mrs. Breesa Crocker, Mrs. Amy Johnson, or Mr. Steven Havick.

Art Club
8th /9th grade students and any EJCHS student who has not had Art I but has a strong interest in art can join the Art Club after paying annual dues ($10.00) to be a part the energetic school and community service projects of NAHS.

National Art Honor Society (NAHS)

Creative thinking is the core of 21st century learning and, by joining NAHS students can magnify their existing innovational abilities, skills, and opportunities for scholarship.  Opportunities for national recognition and scholarships are available through membership.  Our school chapter is affiliated with the National Art Education Association.  NAHS and Art Club work as one on many campus and community projects determined by the members each year.

Some of the chapter’s activities have been to offer face painting booths at football games and at the Art in the Park festival, enter art competitions, create school banners and murals, raise money for Relay for Life, have an annual holiday dinner, sponsor a family during the holidays, and take a fieldtrip to the UGA campus to learn about careers in art.

NAHS members can earn honor cords for graduation and lettering in Art through annual membership and completing art activities throughout the year.  The requirements for each can be found on Mrs. Manchester’s website which is linked to the county/school faculty tab.

Candidates must have a minimum art average of “B” after completing Art I to join.  Meetings are after school in the art room led by the chapters officers.  Mrs. Manchester is the faculty sponsor and annual dues of $10.00/yr. are required for membership.

The purpose of this club is to engage high school students in exciting, mentor-based, First Robotics programs that will help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society. Watch our progress:

Science Olympiad

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a member of an elite strike force of engineering and academic awesomeness?  Have you ever wanted to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear their lamentations…just using the pure nerdy power of your brain?  Consider joining the EJ Science Olympiad team.  This elite strike force meets every two weeks at 3:18pm on a Tuesday in Dr. Bryan’s room during the first semester.  Two weeks before the grand battle (In early March), because of either procrastination or overconfidence, the team meets every day.  Anyone can join, but the competing team is limited to only 15 members.  Extra team members will fill in as alternates in case the team’s helicopter and hovercraft are not functioning.