Student Life

Being involved is the standard!

Newport Central Catholic High School provides students many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities through clubs, student organizations, and inter-scholastic athletic programs. 92% of our student body is involved in athletics and/or the drama program.  In addition to these two regionally recognized programs, we offer many student clubs detailed below.

Academic Team

We have three academic teams at NCC: Varsity, Junior Varsity, and a Freshman team. Competition begins in September, and students participate throughout the school year, including the NKAL and Governor’s Cup tournaments.

Staff Moderator: Mr. Dave Ledonne,

Breds for Life

In Breds for Life, students are exposed to various pro-life issues ranging from abortion to euthanasia.  We hope that, through this group, students will develop a deeper respect for human life from the moment of conception to natural death.  We try to achieve this goal through emphasis on prayer, sacraments, education, and involvement in local pro-life activities

Staff Moderator: Mr. Bradley Barnes,

Choir/Liturgy Group/Musicians

This group is open to all students who are interested in participating in school and community liturgies. With details for the choir and school Masses coordinated by the moderators, these students play an active role in school worship. The church choir conducts outreach activities, too, by singing at local schools, parishes, and other community agencies.

Staff Moderator: Ms. Brenda Hayden,

Culinary Club

The Culinary Club is an extracurricular group where students can learn the basics of cooking in the kitchen, better understand how to create culinary dishes and menus, and extend their culinary interests into the real world with visits to local restaurants and culinary attractions. These students are also afforded opportunities to practice their skills at school events. The Culinary Club hopes to instill a greater understanding of the world of food, develop positive attitudes, foster strong leadership and management skills, and develop communication abilities.

Staff Moderator: Mrs. Stefanie Gray,

Intramural Basketball

Intramural basketball is a great club for students to become involved in over their Christmas break. For two weeks over Christmas break students are invited to play basketball with their friends in a non-competitive environment. Last year we had over 80 students participate, both boys and girls. After the first week, teams are ranked and a tournament is played. The winning team has a chance to play the teachers during a pep rally in January.

Staff Moderator: Mr. Joe Weber,

Make a Change Club

Make a Change Club is a student-led club open to all students who want to recognize and help with issues facing NCC students and community such as, but not limited to, bullying, drug abuse prevention, stress/mental health. 

Staff Moderator: Mrs. Stephanie Osterhage,


All students, regardless of math skill or level, are invited to compete in local and national math competitions through Mathletes. Our Mathletes compete in the Math League and TrigStar competitions nationally and the John O’Bryan Competition at Northern Kentucky University locally.  The Mathletes host the Dave Ueding Mathematics Competition held each spring at NCC for local 7th and 8th graders. 

Staff Moderator: Mrs. Katrina Nare,

Mock Trial

Mock Trial provides the opportunity for students to experience what it is like to be in a court of law and to be on both sides of a case. This team provides a chance for students to organize a case from both the prosecution and defense perspectives, as well as to compete on the state level.

Staff Moderator: Mr. Joe Weber,

National Honor Society (NHS)

To be eligible for membership into the National Honor Society (NHS), a candidate must be a member of the sophomore or junior class. Students must have been enrolled at NCC for at least one semester, and they must meet a minimum GPA average requirement of 3.75. Once these criteria have been met, students are considered candidates to the program. Membership is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection is by a majority vote by the faculty committee and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, service, and leadership.

Staff Moderator: Ms. Katelyn Beatrice,

National Spanish Honor Society/ Sociedad Honararia Hispanica

The purpose of the Sociedad Honararia Hispanica is to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies at our school. 

La meta de la Sociedad Honararia Hispanica es reconocer el talento linguístico en español de los estudiantes en escuelas secundarias y mantener la lengua de español viva en nuestro instituto. 

Staff Moderator: Ms. Katelyn Beatrice,

Pep Club

The NCC Pep Club is open to all students. The group promotes school spirit by encouraging attendance at school-sponsored events. Some of their activities include selecting theme nights for particular games, organizing caravans, planning contests, and running pep rallies.

Staff Moderator: Ms. Lauren Frieman,, Katelynn Beatrice,

Science Club

The Science Club is a group of students with a passion for science and who are eager to learn about exciting things outside of the classroom.  It is a student led club where members will have the opportunity to attend field trips to places such as the aquarium and zoo. Other activities will include caving and hiking adventures, robotics, and animal care.  The club is open to all grade levels.

Staff Moderator: Mrs. Beth Sketch,

Student Ambassador Program

The Student Ambassador Program consists of students who assist the Development Department with recruitment activities in our grade schools. These events include eighth grade visits to NCC, NCC visits to district grade schools, and the annual NCC Open House. Teachers may recommend students who they feel are comfortable speaking in group settings. Names are then given to the Development Department.

Staff Moderator: Mrs. Stefanie Gray,

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association at NCC represents the link between students and the school’s administration. The job of SGA is to be the voice of the student body and to lead and promote NCC. SGA sponsors several student committees, dances, spirit days, and pep rallies. The group also assists with the annual Open House, a mentor program, and more.

Representatives for the 2023-24 school year.  

  • Presidents: Ben Bucher & Christian Woods
  • Junior Representatives: Joe Gilbert & Kate Schirmer
  • Sophomore Representatives: McKenna Desmond & Sam Twehues
  • Freshman Representatives: Alex Muench
  • Pep Club Presidents: Kara Bleser, Ryan Desmond, Delaney Green & August West
  • Public Relations: Sam Krebs
  • Secretary: Tyler Kevill
  • Dance Committee: Ellie Krallman & Jill Schneider

Staff Moderators: Ms. Lauren Frieman, , Katelynn Beatrice,


Our talented yearbook staff exists to bring each school year to life in the pages of Reflections, our school yearbook. The staff uses Jostens Publishing and a lot of heart to preserve each school year’s memories.

Staff Moderator: Mr. Nathan Dilts,