This club’s mission is rooted in a commitment to the rights, dignity, and well-being of every person on earth. Explore world issues, and you can make a difference.
Meeting Information: Tuesday (every other) after school Room 2121
Sponsor(s): Gerald Fogarty
Mock Trial Team
Are you interested in the law? Do you like playing a role? The GBS Mock Trial team competes with other schools in arguing a case in front of a judge, with students playing lawyers and witnesses. You will learn how to develop a strategy for a case, question and cross examine witnesses, and raise objections. We hope to attend the annual state tournament in Urbana in the spring. Come check us out!
Meeting Information: Wednesday (weekly) after school Room 1159
Sponsor(s): David Kane, Gwen Quigley, Jeannie Logan
Political Discussion Club
Political Discussion Club is committed to provide a voice to our students on current or past political issues. We believe in the freedom of speech and the right to voice an opinion or opposing view without fear of being canceled, labeled, or ridiculed. Issues will be discussed and debated in a respectful manner per our code of conduct and club constitution.
Meeting Information: Thursday (every other) after school Room 1514
Sponsor(s): Michael Vodicka
STAND for Peace
STAND is an organization dedicated to understanding and promoting Human Rights around the world. We seek opportunities to advocate for oppressed peoples at home and abroad.
Meeting Information: Thursday (weekly) after school Room 2113
Sponsor(s): Matthew Whipple, Daniel Rhoades
Student Council & Class Board
The GBS Student Council is the epitome of involvement, from Homecoming to Canned Food Drive to Prom, to Spring Fling and everything in-between.
Do you want to change a policy? Help plan a major event? Raise money for community causes? Any student is eligible to run for President, Vice President, or Representative of their class. Have some experience and want to go even higher up the ladder? Run for the Student Council Executive Board (President or Vice President). If you don't have the time to be an elected official, you can still join in the fun. Come to the Class Board meetings to be part of the team
Meeting Information: Meeting days/times vary, but typically Student Council will meet during 3A on Gold days. However, it is not a requirement to have 3A Gold lunch
Sponsor(s): Mark Maranto, Julie Smith, Heather Chambers, Kelly Lowery, John Cowlin
Turning Point USA
Do you want to feel more confident about expressing your views? The Turning Point USA club is a place where students can discuss their beliefs with right-leaning people. This is a great space to express your opinions, learn more about them, and most importantly have fun.
Meeting Information: Wednesday (1st & 3rd of each month) after school Library Classroom (1229G)
Sponsor(s): Christopher Albandia
Young Progressive Club
The primary goal of this club is to make opportunities for progressive political action more accessible and attractive. We want to encourage civic engagement and promote progressive policies and candidates. We feel we could create an educational environment to discuss, debate, and learn about enacting policies to protect LGBTQ+ rights, invest in underprivileged communities, ensure universal health care, provide free college education, and implement many other progressive ideals in America. We hope to encourage students to campaign and/or vote for local, state, and national candidates who stand for our values.
Meeting Information: Wednesday (monthly) First Wednesday of each month before school Room 1159
Sponsor(s): Tara Tate