School organizations recruit new members

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Josalyn Taylor

Now that everyone is somewhat used to the routine of the new school year, teachers are starting their groups up. Art teacher Amanda Harter and FCCLA teacher Melissa Isaacs are advertising their groups with posters in the halls.

“I put up my posters hoping for students to see it and come to the first meeting,” Isaacs said. “For the first meeting we are having an water slide and pizza; it’ll be fun.”

For the art club, Harter has been planning since the summer for fun activities and events the students can do.
“I have gotten more art supplies and the art club will definitely be using some of it,” Harter said. “I don’t want it to just be painting, I want the students to learn to appreciate art like I have.”

Student council memberships are pouring in, with many students interested in participating in the new literacy project the group will host.

“We will start planning next week for our literacy project, which will invite elementary students over once a month to read and do crafts,” adviser Melonie Menefee said. “High school students love working with younger students.”

Some groups are created to teach high schoolers skills they may need in their lives, others are created to let high schoolers teach younger students skills. For Patrice Cox, GEMS is made to for high school girls to help young girls with their math, science, and engineering skills.

“It helps prepare young girls that want to be in Math, Science, or Engineering fields,” GEMs officer Sheri Donaldson. “It motivates them, because normally girls are in those fields.”

Teachers Olivia Grubbs and Yanette Diaz are in charge of the Spanish Club. The club helps students appreciate spanish culture.

“Spanish club is an environment to celebrate the Spanish culture,” senior Andrea Garcia said. “It allows students who may not be of the culture to celebrate.”

Teachers with multiple groups find themselves juggling duties in order to get everything together.

“The beginning of the school year is so busy,” Menefee said. “It’s exciting to see how many students are interested in being a part of something, though, so it’s worth the effort.”