Activities and Student Groups
Published below is a list of all activities and student groups at QV. To join a group, contact the advisor.
Students interested in starting a new activity or group should see Mr. Vega, Coordinator of Student Activities, in room 143.
Annual Talent Show
The talent show is one of the biggest events each year at Queens Voc. Acts are determined by a series of tryouts, and then those selected to perform participate in regular after-school rehearsals. Some students also participate by working on the sound, lighting, and stage crews.
Listen for an announcement about tryouts, or see Mr. Vega in room 143 for more information.
Arista, Queens Vocational & Technical High School’s National Honor Society branch, is an organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging students who demonstrate excellence, not only in the classroom, but also as leaders in their schools and communities. Arista standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character will be considered as the basis of your selection. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average.
The Book Club meets regularly in the school library, and is open to all students.
See Ms. Lewis for more information.
The Chess Club meets after school in the school library. All are welcome!
See Ms. Dimech for more information and the Chess Club meeting schedule.
College Now is a program offered with the City University of New York that allows students to earn college credit while in high school.
See Ms. Carpino in room 413 or Ms. Salas Ocampo in room 155 for more information.
The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc. is dedicated to training New Yorkers with the skills necessary to access meaningful careers in the building and construction trades. Through our nationally recognized pre-apprenticeship training program, Construction Skills provides the critical link between New Yorkers and long-term employment with good wages and benefits.
See Mr. Ali or Ms. Zagada in room 449 for more information.
The Cosmo Clinic offers cosmetology students the opportunity to practice their skills, and the community a chance to come into school for their styling needs.
Ms. Quartuccio is the advisor for the Cosmo Clinic.
The dance team is a competitive student group, selected through a tryout process.
See Ms. Vasquez in room 151 for more information.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 250,000 members prepare for careers in business. Programs focus on the following: leadership development, academic competitions, educational programs, awards and recognition, membership benefits, and community service.
See Mr. Mugan for more information about the Future Business Leaders of America program.
The Gay-Straight Alliance meets regularly after school. See Ms. Miaoulis for more information.
Queens Vocational's school newspaper, Vocational Voice, is published three or four times per school year.
See Mr. Schimenz for more information about working on the school newspaper!
ScriptEd is an after-school club where students learn coding and other technical skills.
See Mr. Garcia in room 401 or Ms. Zagada in room 449 for more information about ScriptEd.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education.
See Ms. Ramdeo or Mr. Rivera for more information about SkillsUSA.
The QV Tech Squad is a student group that works to repair various technology equipment in our school building. Students gain valuable work experience while also earning hours towards their CTE graduation requirements.
See Ms. Zagada in room 449 for more information about joining the QV Tech Squad.
We the People
"We The People...the Citizen and the Constitution" is a national competition set up by the U.S. Congress in 1987 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Constitution. It has been so successful that it has been continued since then.
See Mr. Schimenz in room 143 for more information.