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Mr. Clark with the Mighty Mac
Student Life at BMHS is always something to cheer about

Bishop McNamara sponsors more than 53 clubs and organizations for students. Extra-curricular activities provide students with opportunities to lead, participate and serve Bishop McNamara, area elementary schools, and community organizations. For information on any of the clubs or organizations, please contact Ms. Angela De Leonibus, Director of Student Life. 

Clubs and Club Moderators for 2013-14
Organization/Club Moderator Contact

Senior Class Ms. Keller
Junior Class Ms. Graham
Sophomore Class Mr. Holloman
Freshman Class Mr. Hipkins
ACE Mentoring Club Mr. Shin
Acoustic Music Club Mr. Ungaro
Adventure Sports Club Mr. Smith
Anime Culture Club Mrs. Heneghan
Aviation Club Mr. London
Black Cultural Alliance Ms. Sutton
Bowling Club Mr. Holloman
Chess Team Mr. J. Clark
Cooking Club Mrs. Corley
Cyber Security Club Mr. Hardy
Cycling Club Mr. Cuellar
Engineering & Technology Club Mr. Ogunsile
Euestrian Club Ms. Kostelnik
F.A.C.E. Ms. Treichel
Fashion Club Mr. Holloman
Fitness Club Mr. Jones & Mr. Southworth  or
French Club Ms. Apollonaires
Frontiers of Justice Mr. Monahan
Go Club Mr. Shryock
International Thespian Society Troupe Mrs. Mitchell-Donahue
Intramurals Mr. Perham
It's Academic Mr. Fox-Boyd
L.I.F.T. Ms. Bubolz
Martial Arts Club Mr. Shryock
Mock Trial Mrs. C. Clark
Moot Court Mr. Hipkins
Moreau Scholar Society Mr. Buckley
Mu Alpha Theta Mr. Nolte
National English Honor Society Mr. Buckley & Ms. Wolfe or
National Honor Society Mrs. Corley
Pep Band Mrs. Hardy
Poetic Justice (Literary Magazine) Mr. Vazzana
Pro-Life Club/Pure Love Club Mr. McClain
Science & Ecology Explorers (SEE) Mrs. Steeger
Science National Honor Society Ms. Kazimer
SCUBA Club (Jr. Scientists in the Sea) Mr. J. Clark
Shakespeare Festival Mr. Shryock
Spanish Club Mr. Ungaro
Step Team Mr. Leonard & Ms. Graham or
Student Council Ms. De Leonibus  
Tech Crew Mr. DiSalvo  
Teens in Action Mrs. Pezzuto & Ms. Wroblewski or  
Theatre Mrs. Mitchell-Donahue  
Tri-M Music Honor Society Mrs. Hardy  
WMAC/Video Production Ms. Keller  
Yearbook  Ms. Dado  
Yoga Club Mrs. Mendiola  
Youth for Christ Ms. Imes de Duclos  
Talent Show Ms. Keller  
Honor Council Mr. Molchan  



Related News

McNews for August is now Online

The August McNews 2014 is now online. Go to McNews Online to view or print your copy.

The McNews is Bishop McNamara High School's Family Newsletter and is published monthly, emailed to all families and placed here on the website by the 5th of every month. Files may be viewed or downloaded and printed. If you would like to be added to the email list for McNews, please send your email to

2014 All-Gazette First Team Awards for Varsity Softball

Laurie Irons, a Bishop McNamara Sophomore and pitcher for the Varsity Softball team, was selected to be a member of the 2014 All-Gazette First Team.  Laurie tallied 153 strikeouts with less than 10 walks all season to keep the young varsity team competitive.  Congratulations, Laurie.

Two Sophomores Graduate HOBY Leadership

Sophomores Ileana Fenwick and Katelyn Bailey attended the Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Maryland Leadership Seminar at Mount St. Mary's University over the Memorial Day weekend.  HOBY Maryland has graduated outstanding leaders since 1979, and annually serves close to 200 high school sophomores throughout Maryland at its four day seminar held each spring. 

During the seminar there were panels on topics including entrepreneurship, diversity, education, volunteerism, and the media. Each panel had 3-5 speakers who are leaders and experts in that particular topic. 

BMHS Baseball Wins Big over No. 9 DeMatha

Bishop McNamara Baseball, down by 11, scores 12 runs in the bottom of the sixth, held on in the seventh to win big over DeMatha. Congratulations, Mustangs!

For the full story, go to Baseball: McNamara scores 12 runs in one inning to topple No. 9 DeMatha.

Alfred "Baby J" Bannister '14 All-Met Wrestler of the Year

Bishop McNamara senior, Alfred "Baby J" Bannister has been named The Washington Post Wrestler of the Year. Baby J was ranked 4th nationally, three-time All-Met, four-time Maryland State Champion, two-time Beast of the East, and four-time WCAC Champion . Congratulations, Alfred, on a great year and high school career. The best of luck at the University of Maryland!

For the full story, go to 2013-14 Winter All-Met WRESTLING: Alfred Bannister

2 McNamara Students Participate in the RYLA Conference

Juniors Kevin Glotfelty and Breana Ross attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Conference over the President's Day weekend.  The Upper Marlboro Rotary Club sponsored the two student leaders.  Both students were invited to a breakfast hosted by the Upper Marlboro Rotary Club to speak about their experiences with RYLA.

Alfred Bannister - Among Nations Best Wrestler

Senior Alfred "Baby J" Bannister has just won his fourth straight Maryland State title, as well as being named the Maryland Independent Schools Championships Outstanding Wrestler. Baby J, the winningest high school wrestler in Maryland history.

Congratulations, Baby J. Below is some of the latest media on Alfred.

Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd 

Damian Prince '14 to be a Terp!

Bishop McNamara senior, Damian Prince, has announced that he will be a University of Maryland Terp in the fall! At a press conference in front of a national audience on ESPN on National Signing Day, Damian made his decision to go to Maryland and the Big Ten this morning at 10:35 am. Congratulations to Damian and to the Maryland Terps for their success at signing him. He will be an asset to the team.

For the live announcement and interview by ESPN, go to Damien Prince Stays With Maryland

Janine Corley '16 Reserve Grand Champion

The Bishop McNamara Equestrian Team competed in a horse show in Darnestown, Maryland this weekend and Janine Corley '16  received two first places and a third place making her Reserve Grand Champion of her division. The Equestrian team has competed in 4 shows so far this year, coming away with this award in two events. Katie Ardovini '16  was awarded Reserve Grand Champion in her division at an earlier show this year.

Our congratulations to both Janine and Katie and the entire Equestrian Team.

2 McNamara Students Selected to Participate in Youth Leadership Greater Washington

Congratulations to Maya Fisher '16 and Sierra Oates '17 to their selections as members of the 2014 Class of the Youth Leadership Greater Washington Program.  Each year Leadership Greater Washington selects proven or aspiring youth leaders from diverse backgrounds and provides them with the opportunity to learn from some of the area's most important decision makers to study various topics such as diversity, the arts, health, public service and community service.