Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) serves Catholic athletes in the practice of their faith and shares the Gospel in and through sports. CAC was formed in response to St. John Paul II’s call to evangelize the world of sports and his establishment of an office dedicated to Church and sports in 2004. In addition to professional athletes, CAC has expanded its program to the high school level, including in our Diocese of Springfield. The curriculum is based on Catholic sports principles and was designed in response to the request from bishops and school administrators across the country seeking an authentic Catholic sports program. CAC Chapters in the 7 Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois began in August of 2014, including St. Anthony High School.
The History Club focuses on US and World History. Movie nights are held periodically. One LARP (Live Action Role Play) is held each year as students have a Nerf war depicting a war of the United States. All students are eligible to join the club.
Membership in the St. Anthony Chapter of the National honor Society is based upon excellence in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Student interested in promoting school spirit by planning pep rallies and contributing to other activities encouraging school spirit may volunteer to join this group. This club plans Homecoming Week. Officers and representatives are elected by club members. The Dog Pound will fall under the auspices of the Pep Club and will be subject to guidelines createdby the Pep Club Membership.
Any student may participate in scholar bowl. Knowledge of a wide variety of topics and quick recall is helpful. Students participate as a team in several interscholastic competitions. Varsity and JV scholar bowl teams are available.
Meetings are held at lunch with special activities on various occasions such as "Cinco de Mayo."
This national society was founded in Quincy, Illinois in 1959 by civic organizations with the dual purpose of motivating youth to achieve excellence in academics and honoring those with outstanding scholarship. SAA awards are presented to sophomores, juniors and seniors who are in the top 5% of their respective classes at the end of the 3rd, 5th and 7th semesters.
Only one scholarship letter and certificate will be awarded during the student's high school career. A special SAA embossed seal will be provided for placement on the certificate for each year in which the student meets the requirements.
The World Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) organization is dedicated to the recognition of academic achievement. The team consists of six to fourteen members who annually take tests in a chosen academic discipline. Members are chosen by the coach based upon past achievements and interest in a particular subject. Awards are given to individual students, and winners progress to the state and national levels.