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Gatton Academy Student Activities

The following clubs and activities are for Gatton Academy students only. 
If you are looking for Clubs and Organizations at WKU, please visit WKU's Student Activities page.

Gatton Academy students are involved in variety of extracurricular activities that encompass our students' unique passions. The following is a list of current clubs that are sponsored/offered at The Gatton Academy during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Community Leaders

The following community leader groups meet regularly and are sponsored by different staff members.

Academy Avatars

This group of community leaders assist the Assistant Director of Admissions and Public Relations with recruitment events (like Preview Day), The Gatton Academy's blog site, and visits from school groups. 

Community Developers

This group of community leaders assist their residential counselors with on-wing activities and general community building. 

Student Activities Committee

This group of community leaders assists Beth Hawke and Wade Vierheller in the planning of events for The Gatton Academy.  Events plan range from dances to excursions and prom. 


Staff Sponsored Clubs

The following clubs meet regularly and are sponsored by different staff members.

Boys & Girls Club Tutoring Group

Student volunteering with this group tutor elementary aged students using math learning games and the Book Nook reading software program at the local Boys & Girls Club.


Envirothon is a national competition in the field of Environmental and Earth Sciences. Members practice and study throughout the year in preparation for the spring competitions.  This club is co-sponsored by the Warren County Conservation District.

Gatton Student Y Chapter

The Gatton Student Y meets to prepare for the Kentucky Youth Association (KYA) Assembly. KYA is a 3-day experiential learning program in which students serve as part of a model state government. Each semester, the club prepare proposals and service projects for the conference. Additionally, the club offers several service projects throughout the year.

Gatton Academy Leaders in Education (GALE)

The mission of G.A.L.E. is to academically and socially enrich the lives of elementary-aged children through after-school tutoring, fun educational activities and mentoring.

G.A.M.A.- Gatton Academy Medical Association

Gatton Academy Medical Association helps foster an understanding of the medical and allied medical fields through speaking engagements, tours, information sessions from professionals in the field and shadowing opportunities. 

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)

GSA educates allies, creates awareness and validates the LGBTO and at-large community of the Gatton Academy.

Party Club

Party club seeks to engage in political debate, legislation analysis, election coverage, and to let opinions be heard. Students from all corners of the political spectrum are encouraged to join, as well as those who would like to learn more about our government and why civic engagement is important. 

Science Bowl

The Gatton Academy Science Bowl teams practice weekly for competitions held regionally and nationally. The Science Bowl team fosters teamwork and build relationships as well as enhance the students' depth of scientific knowledge. 


Create the Gatton Academy's 2018-2019 Yearbook.  


Student Organizations for 2018-2019 Academic Year

The following clubs are student-led and meet on a semi-regular basis.

Computational Olympics

This club seeks to enrich the education and passion of logic-oriented CS problems. The club works on projects, including app building, that develops technical skills and soft skills.

Crocheting for Charity

This club meets to crochet squares for the "A Place to Sleep" organizations as well as hats for newborns. "A Place to Sleep" is a nonprofit organization in Shelbyville, KY that provides beds and blankets for children. 

Cryptocurrency Club

This club help students understand how cryptocurrencies have become the global currency for many nations. In this club, students discuss the values of various cryptocurrencies and their future success or failures.

Film Club

The mission of the film club is to provide students with a broad understanding of cinematic style and technique. Club members explore the significance of film as a medium of communication and as an art form. Films shown include international cinemas as well as mainstream commercial productions. Members develop and strengthen their analytical skills that become useful in everyday settings.

Harry Potter Club

This club offers an opportunity to share a collective enjoyment into the world of Harry Potter through games, discussions, and exploration of the Harry Potter content (books, movies, videos, etc..)

International Culture Club

This club creates the opportunity for students to share their culture and gain a greater understanding and/or appreciation for cultures different from their own. This club hosts food and language days along with dance lessons and open discussions.

Math Team

The Math team prepares for various competitions and real-world problems such as ARML.

Space Club

The mission of the Gatton Academy Space Club is foremost to raise awareness and enthusiasm in Astronomy and Aerospace industry. As a service to the Gatton Academy students, the club serves as a means for astronomers to coordinate and plan observations, as well as organize rocket launch events throughout the year. 

Stock Market Club

Teaches it's members basic financial systems. Members will be able to evaluate various assets and manage money in an effective manner as well as the role of finance in society. 

Story Club

Story Club encourages and provides an outlet for reading and thoughtful discussion for members of the Gatton community. Members read short stories or excerpts from novels and discuss at club meetings, much like a book club.

Tennis Club

To allow people an easy way to play tennis with other Gatton students and an athletic outlet to teaches a healthy way to relieve stress and play competitively with friends.


WKU Organizations

In addition to Academy organizations, students are able to participate in WKU student organizations excluding NCAA athletics and fraternities/sororities. To find out more information regarding Clubs and Organizations at WKU, please visit WKU's Student Activities page.


Intramural Sports

Our students have participated in, or are planning to participate in, the following intramural sports on WKU's campus.

  • Flag Football
  • Men's Basketball
  • Co-Ed Basketball
  • Men's Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee


Activities/Clubs Questions?

WadeWade Vierheller
Lead Residential Counselor,  



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