Clubs and Organizations

  • eSports Gaming Club

    Sponsor: Mr. Bob Baker

    Purpose: The purpose of the eSports Club is to allow students to participate in various gaming events without competing at the varsity level. Some of the games include: Apex, Rocket League, Halo, Brawlhalla, Valorant, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Chess, Minecraft, Mario Kart, Rainbow Six Seige, Splatoon 3, and more!

    Criteria: Consistent attendance and staff recommendation.

  • Varsity eSports Gaming

    Sponsor: Mr. Bob Baker

    Purpose: The purpose of the Varsity eSports Gaming Team is to allow students to compete against other high school students in various online gaming battles and tournaments. Students will compete in various gaming events including: Apex, Rocket League, Halo, Brawlhalla, Valorant, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Chess, Minecraft, Mario Kart, Rainbow Six Seige, Splatoon 3, and more!

    Criteria: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, staff member recommendation and students must mainitain the same eligibility requirements as student athletes (attendance, passing grades, etc.)

  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

    Sponsor: Ms. Sharon Riddick-Brown

    Purpose: North Carolina Future Business Leaders of America (NC FBLA) is a career and technical student organization that serves students who are or have been enrolled in a Business Education course. NC FBLA is affiliated with FBLA-PBL, which is a national organization with 250,000 student members and 56 affiliate state organizations.

    The mission of NC FBLA is to help build and sustain Business Education programs of excellence in order to serve our communities, state, and nation. NC FBLA is an integral part of North Carolina’s Business Education Program, which serves over 280,000 students. It provides students with leadership opportunities as well as a means to compete with other students in regional, state, and national conferences.

    There are approximately 6,600 middle and high school student members in NC FBLA. Student members have the opportunity to attend leadership training workshops, as well as regional, state, and national conferences. Through participation in competitive events, students have opportunities for recognition. Members also have access to scholarship programs and the Vocational Education Honor Society.

    NC FBLA helps prepare students pursuing job opportunities in business technologies career pathways including: accounting and finance, information systems, business management and applications, small business entrepreneurship, business administration, and office systems technology.

    Criteria: Cumulative GPA of 2.0

    Meeting Days: Every Second Wednesday @ 3:45 - 4:30pm in Room 311, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

    Sponsor: Ms. Keeoctae Matthews

    Purpose: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life including: planning, goal-setting, problem-solving, decision-making, and interpersonal communication; all necessary within the home and workplace. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only Career and Technical in-school Student Organization with family as its central focus.

    Criteria: Any student who has taken a FACs class can join.

  • International Thespian Society (ITS)

    Sponsor: Mr. Bob Baker

    Purpose: The International Thespian Society is a student honorary organization whose goal is to recognize the achievements of high school theatre students. Students will work after school on various productions and events, learning the ins and outs of running a theatre, both on and off-stage. Students will receive official membership recognition into the society upon completion of their membership process. 

    Criteria: Staff recommendation and consistent attendance 

  • DBHS Regiment Marching Band

    Sponsor: Mr. Dominic Hunter

    Purpose: The Douglas Byrd Regiment is an award-winning performing ensemble, that uses music to educate and entertain. The DBHS marching band performs and competes at the local, state and national levels (Bands of America). We focus on teaching our students that with hard work, leadership, and dedication, anything is achievable. 

    Criteria: Marching Band is open to all students at Douglas Byrd High School. Middle school band is required for all students who are wind and percussion players. The Drill Team for the marching band is determined through auditions. Physicals are required and members must maintain all the same eligibility requirements as athletes (attendance, passing grades, etc.)

  • National Honor Society (NHS)

    Sponsor: Ms. Trisha Topping

    Purpose: The National Honor Society is a nationally affiliated organization established in 1921 for outstanding and distinguished high school students.  Each chapter within the organization, as recognized by the National Council, establishes its rules for membership based on a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four components are the foundation of the organization.

    NHS members are student role models. Members strive in every way, by word and deed, to make their ideas, the ideals of the school and those whom they influence on a daily basis. Our students pledge to endeavor intelligently and courageously, in order to advocate lifelong learning and leadership principles within their communities.  National Honor Society members aim high for scholastic aptitude with a desire for mastery of skill and achievement. They are the leaders and trailblazers of Douglas Byrd High School.

    Criteria: Membership is by invitation only. Only students with a minimum 3.65 weighted GPA and minimal attendance issues will receive an invitation.

    Meeting Days: NHS Seniors meet on the 1st Thursday of the month. NHS Juniors meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month in Room 206 immediately after school.

  • Student Government Association (SGA)

    Sponsor: Ms. Dee Myers

    Purpose: To represent and encourage cooperation among the student body and to provide a means for student opinions and ideas to be expressed to the faculty and administration of DBHS. The Student Government is the representative of and an advisory committee to the student body of DBHS. SGA students assist with event planning for the staff and students of DBHS.

    Criteria: To run for an SGA office, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have teacher and student recommendations.