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Century 'Riot (literary magazine)

Mrs. Van

The Century High School literary magazine, the 'Riot, is a First Amendment-supported publication comprised of original writing and artwork submitted by students at Century High School and reviewed, edited and produced by the literary magazine editors. It is an award-winning publication that has been highly ranked at national JEA conventions.

Century Spirit (Yearbook)

Mrs. Van

The Century Spirit is the official yearbook of Century High School. The Spirit is a full-color yearbook that has ranked #1 in the state for many years and has been recognized as one of the top 10 yearbooks in the nation several times in the last few years.
The Spirit offers students opportunities to grow in their knowledgeable of desktop publishing, photography and various aspects of print journalism.

Century Star (Newspaper)

Mrs. Van Room 117

The nationally award-winning Century STAR staff investigates and reports the news of Century High School and the Bismarck community. These stories are published once a month in a 32-56 page newsmagazine that is distributed at Century, the Bismarck Public Library, Youthworks, several Starbuck's locations, Steep Me, and Riverside Cafe. To produce the newsmagazine, STAR staff members learn to use Creative Suites software (In-Design, Photo Shop, and Illustrator) and SLR cameras.

Individual subscriptions for the STAR newsmagazine can be ordered by dropping off a check for $30 (payable to the Century STAR) at the main office or mailing it to CHS 1000 E. Century Ave., Bismarck, ND 58503.


Mr. Thomas

Two-person teams (tag-team style) on a national subject do formal or traditional style debates. All research materials are supplied. Six major tournaments are attended each year.


Mr. Olson Room 135

DECA is an association for marketing students. It is for students interested in careers in sales and marketing. Students will build leadership and communication skills through various projects and competitive events. State competition is held in March with the opportunity to advance to the national competition held in April.

Environmental Club

Mrs. Jossart Room 129

Environmental Club is for those students interested in supporting our school recycling program, sponsoring Earth Day activities and wanting to make the world a better place.


Ms Jacobson LHS

Future Business Leaders of America is a business organization open to all students in grades 10-12. FBLA provides career preparation opportunities, a chance to network with business leaders, conferences, challenging competitions, community service, travel opportunities, and leadership certificate programs. Students have the opportunity to attend two conferences each year.


Mr. Hruby and Mr. Flath Vocational Tech Center

FFA is the student organization that teaches leadership while involving agricultural activities. Activities include public speaking, parliamentary procedure, livestock and crop judging, livestock showing, agricultural mechanics contest, horticulture contests, exhibiting at fairs as well as many other local state and national activities.

French Club

Ms. Kling BHS

The French Club is open to any students enrolled in a French class who are interested in learning more about the culture/ethnic background of the native country, France.

Century Gamers Club

Mr. Peske Room 212

Century Gamer's Club meets twice monthly to play and discuss video games and culture, connect with others who have similar interests, and host special events. We accept everyone grades 9-12 at Century! This is a great opportunity to make friends, connect with others, play games in a safe environment, and promote school spirit and pride.

German Club

Mrs. Schoellkopf Room 212

The German Club is open to any students enrolled in a German class who are interested in learning more about the culture/ethnic background of the native country, Germany.

Latin Club

Nicole Hovland CHS

Latin Club is open to all present and former Latin students, grades 9-12. Activities include a pasta-dessert cook-off with French Club, banquet, toga bowling and pizza party, Christmas party and picnic. Latin Club members may also join the Junior Classical League for a $2.00 fee, and attend the JCL state and national convention. Club members are given preference when space is limited in attending Concordia Latin Days at Moorhead in the spring.

Math Club

Mr. Bondley Room 209

The Mathematics Department at CHS will be holding training sessions on problem solving in mathematics for high school students. The sessions are free and open to any students interested in mathematics and problem solving. Goals of the Math Club include improving the score of the local students on the American High School Mathematics Examination which is given each year to over 400,000 students nationwide, and prepares students for participation and regional mathematics competition such as the Tri-College Math Meet and the Minot State University Math Meet.

National Honor Society Club

Brianna Sorrells Room 203

This club is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, although freshmen cannot be admitted into the national organization. National Honor Society's focus is community service and leadership.

Rodeo Club

Mr. Hilzendeger Room 210

The Rodeo Club is for those individuals interested in the sport of rodeo. You do not need to own a horse to join; you just need to want to enjoy being around horses and rodeos.


Mrs. Foerderer Room 145

SADD is a group of students with a common purpose: to help prevent students from making destructive decisions. They have monthly activities to promote awareness and do public service.

Check the SADD website for more information.

Science Bowl

Mr. Brackin Science Office

The Dept. of Energy's National Science Bowl is a highly publicized academic competition among teams of high school students who answer questions on scientific topics. The teams are comprised of five students and a teacher who serve as an advisor and a coach. The competition consists of a round robin followed by a double elimination final. The first place team from the regional competition wins a free trip to Washington D.C.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad offers a competitive atmosphere with a variety of science events, such as academic testing, lab work, practical applications, and model building. Students can compete in events relating to biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, or technology. Awards ceremonies recognize individual and team successes.


Supported by the Bismarck Technical Center

Skills USA-VICA assist students in developing leadership skills. Students apply principles learned in the classroom to the world of work. Students compete in their vocational specialty at the state and national level.

Spanish Club

Mrs. Woodmansee Room 206

The members of Spanish Club attend Fiesta Mexicana in Valley City and Festival of Nations in Minneapolis. Dinner at a Mexican restaurant, a cooking contest, and making Spanish crafts are a few of the other club activities.

Speech Team

Mrs. Sorrells Room 203

The Speech Team is an organization that allows students to gain better public speaking, team building, self-confidence, and communications and leadership skills. Members can participate in various categories, which range from humorous and serious interpretations to storytelling.

Student Congress

Mr. Schmidt Room 208

Student Congress is made up of Senators and Representatives in a mock legislature. Participants propose legislation, debate it, and pass or fail the legislation. Four major tournaments are attended each year.

Student Council

Mr. Bohrer

The purpose of Student Council shall be to promote harmonious relationships, promote positive morals, assist in the management of the school, provide a forum for student voice and channels for student involvement, and to provide orderly direction of school activities.

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Mr. Conley Room 146-147

Students from all over the state come together and compete in different areas of technology. Some of the different areas of competition include oral and written technical knowledge, Cyberspace Pursuit, Flight Endurance, Imaging Technology, Structural Engineering, motorized vehicles, computer aided drafting, and architectural drafting. There are many competitive fields a student can compete in. The students get together to build/prepare for


Mrs. Kinn Room 114

Regardless of your interests, theatre has something for you. Areas of interest include acting, set construction, lighting, sound, and other areas of technical theatre. The theatre program puts on a musical, a three-act play, and other theatrical productions throughout the year.

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