The Ecology Club was established in 2006 at the request of sixteen students involved in the design and construction of Fayette Academy’s outdoor classroom, Mary Margaret’s Garden. Their goal of the club’s establishment was to ensure a sustainable future for this hands-on learning environment.
The club consists of high school students in good academic standing who are dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and awareness. The club integrates science, leadership, and team-building, with meaningful community service to enrich the learning experience.
This club is a youth-driven initiative governed by a board of fifteen. The club establishes annual data driven goals and objectives. Members are required to attend the mandatory annual retreat during fall break at Brandon Springs Environmental Learning Center located inside Land Between the Lakes (LBL) national recreational area. Members must log twenty-five environmental service hours per semester. Members of the club are required to conduct one annual fundraiser to fund the elementary mentoring programs. Annual dues are $150 and includes all trip fees to LBL and a club t-shirt. For more detail on the club’s programs please visit donnaburrus.wix.com/faecologyclub.
Ecology Club Hunters for the Hungry
Committee Decorating their tree for the Carl
Perkins Center Festival of Trees
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Fayette Academy has an active FCA organization that meets on a weekly basis. FCA is a national organization whose purpose is to impact the world’s acceptance of the message of Christianity through the influence of athletes and coaches. These meetings are not only open to the athletes of Fayette Academy but to all students desiring to be involved.
NHS Sponsor: Wendy VanDyke
The National Honor Society’s purpose is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop a strong sense of character in the students at Fayette Academy High School.
Pep Club Sponsor: Jill Bryan
The Fayette Academy Pep Club’s purpose is to bring encouragement to the school’s athletic teams, to promote school spirit in all students, and to endorse all school events. The club is urged to participate in pep rallies and games and to wear spirit colors. Students are encouraged to show respect and to act respectfully toward other teams and fans. Members are expected to be leaders and mentors to the elementary students.
Salsa lessons are offered to students 9-12 once each term.
Student Council Sponsor: Harry Ozier
The Fayette Academy Student Council is committed to promoting academic excellence, acting as a representative student government that fosters communication, supports student interests, coordinates activities, and provides student with opportunities to participate in their school.
In its first year, the Fayette Academy Chapter of Amigos de Dios (Friends of God) is off to a great start. Members set up prayer boxes around the school, are collecting canned goods for a Thanksgiving Food Drive, and are planning other community-involvement projects that spread God’s word throughout our county.
The inaugural officers are: President – Jacob Coleman, Vice-President – Megan Sowards, Secretary – Hannah King, Treasurer – Jackson Bell, Publisher – Kailee Ryan Ashe, and Prayer Counselors – Tabitha Underhill and Caroline Hunt.
We are looking forward to seeing great things from this dedicated group of eighth graders.