Clubs & ActivitiesThe life of a GSA student extends far beyond the classroom.For information about our extracurricular visual and performing arts opportunities, visit www.georgestevensacademy.org/arts. For information about our extracurricular athletics, visit www.georgestevensacademy.org/athletics.Below is a list of year-round groups or clubs.The Civil Rights TeamKate Kennedy '99 and Morgan Lowe, advisorsThe Civil Rights Team believes that all students should feel safe, welcome, and respected in school. To reduce bias-motivated behaviors and harassment in our school we are committed to discussing and promoting awareness of issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation. Thinking and talking about these issues can help to improve our attitudes, behaviors, and overall school climate.Drama Club
Erin McCormick, advisorThe goals of the Drama Club, apart from having fun, are to provide opportunities for club members to grow as actors and strengthen their abilities to be truthful, brave, bold, flexible, and supportive on a stage or in front of a camera. Members meet weekly by Zoom to explore techniques for comedy and drama by playing a series of improv games. They also will explore scene study and monologue work. New Surry Theatre company members also may help guide some acting sessions.
Erin McCormick, advisor(The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is on hiatus, but hopes to start up again remotely in the spring. Contact Ms. McCormick if interested.)GSA's GSA is a civil rights club open to all students of all gender identities and persuasions, including straight, who are interested in learning about issues concerning the LGBTQ community and promoting understanding and equality among all students, regardless of gender or sexual orientation here at school and across the country. We meet in the library at lunch every Thursday and also offer movie nights, pizza parties, go on field trips to work with other LGBTQ groups across the state, attend Pride parades, Rainbow Balls, etc.Girls Who CodeLibby Edwardson, advisorGirls Who Code addresses the gender gap in computer sciences by providing girls with the skills needed to be part of the female tech revolution. This virtual after-school program will run from January through May, and laptops will be provided to girls who need them. Contact Michelle Keyo at email@example.com for more information.
Isaac Vaccaro, coachThe GSA Math team is a member of the Downeast League (Hancock and Washington counties) of MAML (Maine Association of Math Leagues). Coach Vaccaro has set up a Canvas course with cool math videos and practice materials for meets, and practices are held on campus when possible. Meets do not take place in person; they are administered by the coaches of competing teams at any point during the specified week.Enjoying math and developing overall math skills are our primary goals.
David Stearns, advisor(The Outing Club is on hiatus for the 2020-21 school year)The Outing Club, one of the oldest clubs at GSA, strengthens our students' love of the outdoors through activities like skiing, canoeing, and kayaking. Winter activities include both down hill and cross country skiing. Canoeing on the Saco River, ocean kayaking in Blue Hill Bay, and white water rafting on the Kennebec River are spring options. Fundraising is conducted to help defray individual costs. The club is open to all students. No experience or equipment is necessary.
Poetry Out Loud
Maria Johnson, advisor
Poetry Out Loud is a poetry recitation competition that takes place at 10,000 schools across the nation. The winner from GSA goes on to regional competition, the winners of which go on to statewide recitations in the hope of advancing to the national contest in April. Read about a student's recent success in the competition here.
Todd Eckenfelder, advisor
The Student Council at George Stevens Academy provides significant leadership of and service to the school community, assists in the management of the school, and offers a forum for students to speak up and become more involved in the school. Among their most visible events are the fall food drive, a free Thanksgiving dinner for the school community, and the junior prom.
Christie A. Snow, advisor
The yearbook is open to all students at George Stevens Academy. Members should be task oriented, self-motivated, and capable of meeting deadlines. Desktop publishing, writing, photography, art design and many other skills are incorporated.