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Academic Masters:  Academic Masters is a local competition against the three High Schools from the Three Rivers School District.  Students compete in a local competition at Grants Pass and the top winner in each subject area represents the school on the team as they compete against the other High Schools.  Students win prize money from the County competition.

ADVISOR:  Michele Napier

Athletics:   GPHS offers a broad range of OSAA sports. Learn more by visiting the GPHS Athletics webpage.

Brain Bowl:  Brain Bowl is a knowledge competition that takes place in the spring.  Questions are based on standard and advanced high school curricula in math, science, English, social studies and the arts.  Teams from all the high school in Jackson and Josephine County compete against one another.  Practice on Tuesdays in the library during Intervention Time.

ADVISOR: Brandi Wright

Club Sports: Equestrian - Head Coach: Samantha Henricks

                            Boys Bowling - Head Coach: Nico Holt

                            Girls Bowling - Head Coach: Ken Macdonald

Leadership:  Composed of both elected officers and volunteers, this group plans much of the student activities for the year.  Major dances, pep assemblies, student recognition, teacher recognition, spirit activities, and community service programs such as the Sparrow program are some of the things that fill their calendar.  ASB and Class Officers are elected in May for the sophomore-senior class.  Freshman officers are elected in September on the first day of school.  ASB and Class Officers include President, Vice President and Secretary.

Intro to Leadership Application

ADVISOR: Aaron Mathews & John Kellogg

Music Honor Society: Candidates are selected from school music students that exhibit exceptional scholarship, leadership, service and character.

ADVISOR: Krista Debolt

National Honor Society:  NHS is a service-based organization.  Membership is extended to eligible students (sophomores, juniors and select seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher) in the spring of each year.  Additional considerations for membership include students showing a commitment to community service and leadership while possessing a strong character. 

ADVISOR: Elaine Rozell & Brandi Wright

Royalettes Dance & Guard:  This is a performance-based dance group for girls and guys.  Entrance is by competitive tryouts with auditions taking place in spring for the upcoming school year.  Seasons include Fall Color Guard and Winter Dance.  The program competes in multiple competitive circuits including NWAPA (Northwest Association for Performing Arts), WGI (Winter Guard International) and OSAA (Oregon School Activities Association). With an emphasis on performance, the Royalettes Dance & Guard make many appearances at school functions, community events and travel throughout the northwest to participate in the pageantry arts. Learn more...

ADVISOR:  Lucy Ireland-Lopez

Skills USA: This is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.  It provides students with competition opportunities in a number of areas including Entrepreneurship, Early Childhood Development, Robotics, Leadership, Video Productions, Culinary Arts, Cabinetry, Photography, Drafting/CAD, Welding, 3D animation, Game programming, and Health occupations.

ADVISOR: Jake Leair

State of Jefferson Scavenger Hunt: This is an academic competition that takes place in the winter and is sponsored by Southern Oregon University. Students compete against the other Southern Oregon High Schools to decipher and answer a variety of riddle-like questions and then defend the validity of their answers to judges and other students/. This competition combines research, critical thinking and debate in a fun and collaborative atmosphere.

ADVISOR: Kathy Mathews & Rachelle Watson