By ADRIANA GUTH-BOROWSKI – Every year, IHS adds an assortment of new clubs to meet the interests of the students. This year Calming Coloring Club, Journalism Club, Culture Club, Acoustic Guitar Club, Stringed Instrument Club, National History Day Competition Club, and Team Handball Club were added to the club list.
Students enrolled in journalism class this year have the opportunity to expand their writing knowledge in the Journalism Club. “My favorite thing about the club is feeling more involved in the publication,” stated junior Hannah Steele. “We have the ability to spend more time on the ‘behind the scenes’ work of the newspaper.”
The students looking for a soothing environment have the opportunity to relax in the Calming Coloring Club. “The club is great so far,” stated junior Kiara Smith. “You can just relax and have a good time with your friends while still being productive.”
The Culture Club allows students to look into different ways of life and experience different cultures. Senior Anthony Bevevino expressed, “I love it! I like how it is inclusive of all cultures and how everyone is very eager to learn about them.”
Students spend hours every year in history class learning about the past. Some students wanting to compete in the National History Day competition joined the club to further understand certain historical subjects. These students prepare for the competition by learning more about the past.
Musical students have the chance to expand their knowledge on stringed instruments in the Acoustic guitar and Stringed Instrument clubs. “I like playing guitar, and it is a good chance to meet fellow guitar players,” stated junior Mike Mazey. “My favorite part thus far is having the opportunity to relax and play guitar.”
The Team Handball Club is a soccer/basketball hybrid sport that allows students to exercise during their club period. “I knew this was going to be a fun club because all of my friends and I enjoyed playing in gym class,” said sophomore Lucas Connell. “It’s cool to compete with people while still having a lot of fun.”
The addition of these new clubs has expanded the need to meet the hobby interests of the students. They allow for members to expose themselves to new things and have opportunities to participate in areas they enjoy.
[Photo By: Adriana Guth-Borowski]
Photo Caption: “Senior Parker Koons enjoyed the newspaper during his Journalism Club period.”
Adriana is a sophomore and has been on the High Arrow staff for two years. Her goal is to bring accurate news and other stories to the readers of the High Arrow.