General Interest Clubs
Knowledge Bowl is a fun, fast paced club which could best be described as Team Jeopardy. Questions on a wide range of subjects are asked, and teams have a chance to answer based on how quickly they buzz in. O’Dea participates in the regional tournament in late January. Regular meetings are about once per month during the Irish Block activity period, and informally almost every Thursday at lunch.
The O’Dea Film Club is open to all students who would like to broaden their awareness of the cinematic arts, as well as learn more about film in general, not only as an entertainment medium, but also as an art form. The Film Club will view and discuss films at school, as well as at various historic and mainstream theatres around Seattle.
Guitar Club focuses on students teaching and mentoring other students on the guitar. Members learn everything from basic chords and fundamentals to complicated rock riffs and jazz chord progressions all while learning songs and hosting jam sessions. Guitar players of all abilities are welcome to join and explore this great instrument.
Junior State of America (JSA)
Junior State of America (JSA) is a student run organization created in 1934. This organization caters to students interested in politics, government, foreign affairs, law, and education. JSA allows for an exchange of ideas through stimulating debates, thought talks, and a variety of simulations.
Faith & Service Clubs
National Honor Society (NHS)
The purpose of the O’Dea High School Chapter of National Honor Society is to promote enthusiasm for scholarship, character, service, and leadership amongst all students at O’Dea High School. NHS members are those individuals who epitomize all four of the ideals of the National Honor Society.
Selection to National Honor Society is done through an application process whereby students provide information used by the Faculty Council to support their candidacy for membership. Students may apply for membership during their sophomore and junior years. A formal Induction Ceremony for the new members is held in the spring.
NHS members plan and lead two Honors Assemblies each school year to recognize and celebrate the academic achievements of our students.
St. Vincent DePaul (SVDP)
O’Dea’s St. Vincent DePaul Chapter aims at keeping students engaged in living out their faith through service. This community of O’Dea students are the heart of O’Dea’s service program. We are responsible for educating ourselves about the needs of our community and supporting all of O’Dea’s service outreach.
Black Students United for Excellence (BSUE)
Black Students United for Excellence, or BSUE is rooted in two themes: equity and education. Equitably, it is the goal for students to use a shared voice to demonstrate their leadership on campus. Therefore, it is important that the young men in BSUE are educated in Black History. Ultimately, through the two themes of equity and education, the young men in BSUE understand that Black History is American History.
Celtic Heritage Club
The purpose of the Celtic Heritage Club of O’Dea High School is to preserve, promote, enjoy and actively participate in Celtic traditions, heritage, and cultural activities. It is also our ardent intent to encourage celebration of these traditions with the O’Dea community unfamiliar with our school’s rich Irish heritage, Blessed Edmund Rice, and the Irish Christian Brothers, as well as promote group unity through a series of organized activities and events.
The Japanese culture and language club offers students the chance to learn more about Japan through games, participation in cultural activities, films and food.
Latino & Filipino Heritage Club
The Latino and Filipino Heritage Club is a group of students who advocate for, and work to improve, cultural diversity and understanding at O’Dea. Through the club we plan to provide the support and resources necessary to help our current and incoming students at O’Dea.