Clubs and Honor Societies

African Student Association

The African Student Association was founded in 2021 by Adriel Beckley with the intention to bring Africa to Hammond High School. This club offers students the opportunity to meet people of different cultures and learn interesting facts about the continent of Africa. The A.S.A. hosts fun events and activities to promote unity and respect for our peers. For any questions email our sponsor Mrs. Hijazi on Canvas!

Alpha Achievers

The Alpha Achievers
Targeting African-American males in grades 9 - 12, the Alpha Achievers Program is a youth centered educational program jointly supported by Howard County Public Schools, the Alpha Foundation of Howard County and the Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Operating in all twelve Howard County high schools, the program fosters a positive learning environment that encourages academic excellence and leadership development.

Anime Club


Art Club

An opportunity to be a part of all of the events and community that the NAHS sponsors without the GPA requirements or time commitments. All students interested in the Visual Arts are welcome! Meeting most Thursdays in the Main Art Room (230) from 2:15- 3:30. See Hammond School Calendar for Meeting days and Events.

Asian Student Union

About Asian Student Union, we will meet every other Thursday in Ms. Jones room. Activities that we want to do include movie night, Boba fundraisers, Korean bbq, Lunar new year festival, bake sales to raise money, and more as we go on. A description of our club- ASU is a club welcome to everyone, all race, ethnicity, and religion. Our main goal is to introduce all asian cultures to others using meetings, events, and fundraisers, while also helping struggling asian countries. We will continue to talk about raising problems affecting asians, and finding a way to use our voice to help.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developental disabilities.  

Black Student Union

The goal of the BSU is to  engage the student community in efforts to promote cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence amongst multicultural groups. Throughout the year, BSU will host educational events on topics that affect our community.  We will encourage unity, inspire leadership and assert dignity. 


Book Club

Students meet once a month to discuss student chosen books. The books we read cover a vast range or genres; there is something for everyone!  


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Chamber Music Club

Chamber Music Club is for musicians who wish to play in small group ensembles outside of school.  Students volunteer their time to perform for community events and music department functions.  Students meet in the orchestra room on a monthly basis, or more often as needed.  Any student who plays an instrument or sings is welcome to join!

Educators Rising

This club does a variety of activities throughout the year supporting and learning about the world of education. Every year we havenew members, therefore new ideas. We would love your ideas of how to support education and our teachers. Consider joining this club! Contact Ms. Lancaster @Paula_Lancaster for more information.


Environmental Club/Green Team

Green Team is a group of students and teachers at Hammond that strive to educate the school and local community on how to be environmentally friendly.  We've obtained Green School status and continue to implement new ideas in order to maintain it.  Every year, we host a Green Fest around Earth Day to share with the community local resources and organizations.  

French Club

This club is designed to engage students in learning more about French culture around the world. You do not have to be currently enrolled in a French course in order to join. Meetings will be held during Bear Time on a monthly basis.

Hispanic Heritage Club

Our goal is to provide a safe environment to encourage the Hispanic students to build and reinforce a positive ethnic identity. And promote academic achievement and higher education through fun and informative activities throughout the year. Come join us!

Interact Club

The Interact Club is a service organization sponsored by the Columbia Rotary Club.  The Interact Club sponsors an annual canned food drive and participates in the Adopt-a-Road program with the Rotary members, as well as other community service projects selected by the members. 

International Club

The International Club is open to all students who would like to share their own heritage and cultural backgrounds or those who would like to learn about different global cultures.  Our big event is Culture Fest, which is held every spring, where students come together to represent, show off, and teach about their cultural backgrounds. 

International Thespian Society

International Thespian Society is an honor society for students who have earned the necessary points to join. ITS holds monthly meetings, produces the Winter Assembly performance, promotes theatre department activities and does community service projects.

It's Academic

It's Academic is an academic competition club for high school students. The students who participate in It's Academic compete in tournaments throughout the year against students from various high schools throughout the state of Maryland. Participants answer questions covering a broad range of subjects, amongst which include history, literature, chemistry, current events, sports and much more. These competitions test not only students' depth of knowledge in certain areas, but also their ability to buzz quickly, similar to Jeopardy. 

Math Team

The Howard County Mathematics League holds 8 competitions between all 12 high schools during the school year.  At each competition, students individually complete 6 difficult problems without a calculator and then collaborate in small groups to complete 5 team problems that are ofent more challenging.  We practice each week and have a competition each month from September through March.


Media Analysis Club

Media Analysis Club is an art and literature based club centered around analyzing movies, shows, games, books, and other content in a fun way. In the Media Analysis Club, students will submit suggestions for school-friendly media to analyze, which will then be put into a random draw to determine what the topic for the meeting will be. Once a piece of media is selected, students will engage in discussions about the media’s strengths, weaknesses, and interesting points.

Mental Health Awareness

The Mental Health Awareness Club will meet during Bear Time each week and discuss issues that are affecting the mental health of high school students and coping strategies.

Mock Trial

In conjunction with the Maryland State Bar Association, Mock Trial is an after-school program wherein students go into a courtroom and argue a court case from beginning to end.  They do this several times against other schools in the county.  At differing times throughout the year, all students will participate as lawyers and/or the witnesses in a very complex criminal or civil case.  We practice at least once a week (usually Fridays) from October through March.

Model UN

Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. Hammond's Model UN students participate in a 4-day conference hosted by Johns Hopkins University every February. 

Mu Alpha Theta - National Math Honor Society

The National High School Mathematics Honor Society with the mission of improving the Hammond community by utilizing math talents, developing passiosn for math, and promoting learning.  Community service and interesting speakers at meetings!  Applications will soon be available, check the website below.

Meetings: Second Tuesday every month

National Art Honor Society

Community service, GPA, Attendance and a passion for the Visual Arts are all part of the requirements in this Honor Society. 

National English Honor Society

The National English Honor Society (NEHS) is an organization having the primary goals of recognizing, on the national level, those who, on the basis of academic grades and performance, merit special note for past and current accomplishments, of nurturing members to further develop in the various fields of English, and of encouraging members to use their talents in the service of others.  Our chapter, Up the Down Staircase, was begun in 2017.  It is open to qualifying juniors and seniors.  Material and information to be distributed in the early fall.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.


National Technical Honor Society

The Slogan of NTHS is “Excellence in American’s Workforce Begins with Excellence in Workforce Education”.
The Mission of the National Technical Honor Society is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities.
The Hammond Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society was founded in 2014.  The requirements for induction are:

Photography Club

The photography club is for people that want to learn and challenge themselves through the art of photography.  


The POMS program is primarily associated with winter sports perfoming choreographed dance routines at halftime of basketball games.  The team is always looking for motivated people that love to dance, perform, and entertain people.  If you have a background in dance and would like to audition and be a part of the POMS program, contact Coach Kerry Johnson at  

Project Linus

Project Linus is an organiztion made up of people that make fleece blankets for children in need.  

Rho Kappa

Information Forthcoming

Robotics Team URSA Major

Ursa Major is a robotics team that competes in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) competition.  Students utilize what they learned in the classroom in a real worl hands-on situation that emphasizes marketbale skills like engineering, marketing, programming, business, and outreach.  During the build season, the team is given a new challenge and must design and build a robot that meets the criteria and constraints, in just 6 weeks!  Ursa Major has weekly meetings (TBD) during the entire school year, and then me

Science Club

The science club at Hammond High School aims to strengthen the student body’s conceptual and experimental scientific knowledge in fields including, but not limited to Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics. This the primary goal of the organization and, in order to accomplish it, the science club will attempt to educate club members and other interested parties through lessons, demonstrations, and first hand experimentations.

Science National Honor Society (SNHS)

The purpose of the Science National Honor Society Chapter at Hammond High School (Chapter #1038) is to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought. It is to advance the students’ knowledge of science, to communicate with the scientific community, and to aid the community with its comprehension of science. It is to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind.

Sexuality And Gender Alliance (SAGA)

The Sexuality And Gender Alliance is a safe place to discuss and advocate for students who are lesbian, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual or those who support the LGBTQIA+ community, their struggles and their successes.  Just show up to meetings, no requirements. Come when you can!  Meets on Wednesdays during Bear Time from 9:00-9:30 am Location: TV Studio/Media Center.

Instagram: @hahs_saga

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club is designed to promote the Spanish language and culture through games, events, and parties after school  Each month we will host a different event to promote Spanish/Latin culture to allow our students to engage in different types of learning through fun activities. 


Spanish Honor Society

Information forthcoming.

Step Team

The Hammond High School step team puts on performances that involve drill-team moves, cheerleading, gymnastics and acrobatics. Stepping always involves clapping and stomping, sometimes simultaneously, and allows steppers to use their bodies to create rhythms.

Rehearsals:Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 PM in Math Atrium


Performances: Spring Pep Rally and Soccer Tournament



Student Government Association

Plan and organize spirit and school-wide events throughout the year. Raise money for local charities and organizations. Represent your peers in community decision making and work to make Hammond High a better place. 

Big events that you plan: Homecoming

Students With A Testimony

This is a student-led Christian Club where everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend for fellowship, prayers, and Bible study. 

Swim Club

   Mission Statement: Our goal is to unite swimmers, regardless of skill level, across the Hammond High School Student community and promote attendance at the HOCO Invitational Swim Meet.

The Bear Press

The Bear Press has long been the school’s source of information and interesting editorials. The staff have built the program from the ground up over the years and now produce many fine papers including many articles and topics of discussion. This year's journalism class is the product of this and now plans to output monthly articles with many illustrations in color and in-depth articles. Bear Press sponsor and teacher Mr.Osborne leads the class and keeps The Bear Press staff involved and efficient, and makes sure the staff writers are meeting their deadlines.

The Granny Square (Crochet Club)

Meeting Information:

Time:  2:15 - 3:00
Dates: Thursdays 
Location: A232
Club Leader: Katherine Cosgrove
Advisor: Ms. Goff

Want to learn how to crochet? In this club you can learn how to make blankets, hats, and cute little animals.  People of all skills levels are welcomed! Materials will be provided, or you can bring your own.

The Scholars Leadership Program

The vision of the partnership between the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Howard County Board of Education is to provide encouragement for students to excel academically, be given assistance in setting goals and planning for their future, while offering opportunities for leadership through educational workshops, cultural workshops and community service for identified students in tenth through twelfth grade.

Theatre Productions

For all information about productions, rehearsals, and upcoming events, please visit 

West African Dance Club

This club is a student-led organization of 21-28 students. Students will discuss, learn, and practice African dances and related customs to celebrate the customs and traditions of various African countries, predominantly West African. Students will learn to organize, plan, and implement performances while gaining new perspectives and connections to dance history and African culture.

Writing Club

    The purpose of this club is to be able to expand ones writing skills and creativity. Also gives the students a chance to find/ explore things they are interested in with writing or reading.


Yearbook is a “club” that is an actual class you take during the school day. In this class, you have the responsibility for creating and publishing the current year’s edition of Impressions, Hammond High School’s Yearbook! You must be enrolled in Yearbook I, II, III, or IV to participate. Level III and IV of the course earns an Honors level credit. This course is open to all grade levels.


Young Republicans

Come mingle with other conservatives and discuss current events/issues.