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Art Service
Advisor: Ryan Bothamley
Students volunteer to work on art projects for the school and the community such as mural painting and poster design.

Best Buds
Advisors: Kathy Bottini

Stacy DellaCamera

The Best Buds program at CRHS matches students with their peers in an effort to promote friendship.  The group provides support, social role models and social opportunities for a variety of students, including those with special needs.  The group plans activities and field trips such as holiday parties, bowling trips, mall trips, Lyman Orchard trips, Rock Cat games, and much more.  It's a great way to have fun and make new friends!!

Campus Store
Liz Coon and Kristi Ullman  
The school store sells a limited number of items such as Coginchaug t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats. Contact an advisor for availability.

School (Student) Council
Advisor: Kate Germond

This 12 member committee is responsible for addressing student issues that arise throughout the year, submitting proposals to the administration for changing a school policy or rule, and most importantly, setting up and running the American Red Cross Blood Drive during the spring. Students must be members of Class Council in order to be elected to School Council.

Class of 2021
Ryan Donecker
Students petition their classmates to receive 30 signatures to be eligible for membership in their class council. Class councils then vote for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer to work with their advisor and council members to plan and carry out the major fundraisers and service projects. Homecoming Dance, Junior/Senior Prom, and school dances are part of the individual council's responsibilities.
Diversity Club
Justine Plourde
Students discuss and promote awareness and acceptance of diverse cultures and issues through a variety of activities.


Kathy Bottini

EDGE is a school club that empowers members and other youth by providing education, youth education, youth development skills and training in the following areas: leadership, safe decisions, substance use prevention and violence prevention.

ECO (Environmental Club)

Ben Shoudy





Sue Michael


ECO (Environmental Coginchaug Organization) is made up of a group of students concerned about the environment and willing to work to improve it.  Activities include:  two or more road cleanups of the school complex, recycling beverage bottles at the Durham Fair, sponsoring the Hunger Awareness Banquet to raise funds for hunger relief locally, statewide, and internationally, Earth Day outreach projects such as Environmental grocery bag decorating at Korn School, and others. 


 The Envirothon Team is an environmental competition team that learns about wildlife, forestry, soils, and aquatics. They also study a current environmental issue. In the spring the team pools its collective knowledge to complete an enviromental field test. It is a great way to learn more about the enviornment and related career in a fun way.

French Honor Society

Justine Plourde

Spanish Honor Society 


Ben Shoudy

The Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica) and the French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Francais) are national academic and service organizations that recognize students who have excelled in Spanish or French and have demonstrated high interest in their language classes as well as exemplary character and citizenship in the CRHS community.  Students in both chapters participate in a variety of service projects including tutoring throughout the year. 

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Ryan Donecker 

FBLA is a Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, a nonprofit organization for students that provides them an opportunity to learn firsthand about the business community as they develop vocational competencies that will enable them to enter careers in business.  Activites in Coginchaug's FBLA include community service, state and national competitions, guest speakers, field trips, social and fundraising events.  Members do not have to be enrolled in a business course, but an interest in future business careers and studies is recommended.

JCL (Junior Classical League)
Katy Reddick
A Latin club whose purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of classical antiquity.
Model United Nations
Amy Jacques-Purdy

Members of Model UN enjoy traveling, researching, debating and keeping informed of international current events.  With their peers from around the world, Coginchaug members put in long hours at conferences where high school students simulate UN committee meetings in an attempt to solve real-world problems.

National Honor Society

Todd Petronio

The National Honor Society is an organization whose purpose is to create  enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to do service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in high school students.

National Ocean Science Bowl
Advisor: Lorrie Martin

National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB) offers academic competitions for small teams of students with a strong interest in the marine sciences.  Connecticut and Rhode Island teams compete in the regional Quahog Bowl at the University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus each spring.


Newspaper (Devil's Advocate)
Bill Kurtz
Students write, edit, and prepare for publishing the school newspaper, Devils Advocate, in the TOWN TIMES. Students also publish an online version.

Pep Band

Tim Fisher

Team and School Spirit are the driving factors for Pep Band students who play at football and basketball games throughout the season.

Scholarship Committee (Student)

Student members attend monthly meetings with the adult committee members. They set up and work at the Banana Booth at the Durham Fair as well as the Scholarship Ball. Students are members for all four years of high school.

Senior Washington D.C. Trip
Advisor: Craig Bradanini

Join your fellow seniors for four fun-filled days touring our nation's capitol. The itinerary includes visits to many of the monuments, several museums, a tour of the Capitol building, and a show at the Kennedy Center. This is a fantastic opportunity that any senior does not want to miss.  


Nicole Baedor

Students plan, design and create on the computer the CRHS  yearbook Inferno. The yearbook committee meets in the evening throughout the school year.    Students sell ads to local businesses (giving them useful experiences in dealing with the public) and plan their marketing strategy for yearbook sales as well.