|Latina Leaders||Jennifer Perea|
|Drama Club||Jennifer Perea|
|National Honor Society||Kelina Imamura|
|Slam Poetry||Kelina Imamura|
|Student Council||Miriam Al-Shawaf|
|Debate Team||Rachel Bruce|
|Art Club||Lori Presley|
|Clinic||Bob Williams Nurse|
|Anti Bullying||Bob Williams Nurse|
|Alpha Pi Omega||John Brovsky|
|Parent Pipeline||Brian L. Tarver|
|Video Game Club||Chelsea Stewart-McGhee (Student)|
|Band/ Music||Zachary Argotsinger|
|Dance Club||Kiara Roberts|
|American Sign Language||Strankman, Dallas|
|College For Every Student (CFES)||Hap Legg|
|Gaming Club||Simeon Smilack|
|TSA-Technology Student Association||Morten, Kathleen|
|STEM Club||Scales, Jacquelyn|
|Sound Body Sound Mind||Holly and John Noble|
|Signal of Expression||Hap Legg|
|Kindness Club||Hap Legg|
|HOSA- Health Occupations Club||Hap Legg|
|Delta Sigma Theta- Free ACT Workshops||Hap Legg|
|One Imagination- Regionals Varsity Arts Program||Hap Legg|
The GSA is a student organization that provides a safe community of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, their families and allies. It does so through promoting conversations, training and safe space and peer support to the MLK community.
The sponsers are Brian Cochran, Kirsten Denbow, Travis Glatthar, Timothy Mason, David Shanks, and Michelle Weldon.
NHS National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. NHS is the leader among organizations and societies that promote appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, service and citizenship. The mission of NHS was to create an organization that would recognize and encourage academic achievement while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. The ideals of NHS are character, service, leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. NHS is the leading organization for recognizing and involving outstanding students in secondary schools across the nation.
Membership in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College NHS is open to all students in grades 10 to 12. Membership is earned by the effective demonstration of the five qualities held in high esteem by the Society and a minium cumulative GPA or 3.0. Membership is by application only. Through NHS Chapter service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities that won them selection. Membership is both and honor and a commitment.
“Student council is a group of students that come together to promote school unity, and school spirit. Student council members have different tasks depending on their title. We all work together to promote MLK’s core values such as integrity, excellence, trust and adaptability.”
Student council currently functions as an advisory class and as a 10th hour. Student council members have differentiated goals depending on their level on student council. There is a head boy and head girl (both students must have been students at MLK since 6th grade), Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, and student reps for each grade level. Members receive “ism” and “anti- racism” trainings throughout the year. Students are introduced to “target, agent, ally” power and privilege roles in society. Students also engage in a number of activities that challenge their ability to be empathetic with one another, and be stronger leaders as a result of being able to read body language in addition to being able to understand oppression in society. K&N
Martin Luther King Jr. Early College has just added a new student organization to the high school. The Technology Student Association has approved our chapter request and the computer classes in the high school will be eligible to participate. We have elected our first president, Alexandra Carbajal, and have hosted a guest visit from the State Office of TSA, including the director, Tony Raymond.
The Early College’s debate team is the best in the city! For three years in a row, the team has earned the top spot for number of wins in the season. All high school students are welcome to join the team. The commitment is to attend practice and the once-a-month tournaments.
The debate team belongs to the Denver Urban Debate League. We use a policy debate format. Each debater has a debate partner and accumulates evidence (research) for both the Affirmative and Negative sides of the yearlong topic. Last year’s topic was about alleviating poverty; this year’s topic was about reducing military deployments; and next year’s topic will be about space.
A debate includes constructive speeches (8 minutes each), cross-examination (3 minutes each), and rebuttals (5 minutes each). Teams have 8 minutes of preparation time to use throughout the speech. Judges decide which team wins based on a paradigm. The typical paradigm is called “stock issues,” in which the Affirmative team needs to win all five: Topicality, Inherency, Significance, Harms, and Solvency. The Negative team needs to win just one in order to win the debate. Novice debaters are taught stock issues debate. Varsity debaters learn additional skills and ways to win in more complex paradigms.