Features 10/11/13

Loyalton High School clubs offer variety of activities for students

By Annabella Campbell and 
Cheyenne Little
Roar Reporters

LHS offers many clubs for high school students to join this year. Clubs are  range of opportunities and chances for students to become involved.

Friday Night Live (FNL) is a tobacco prevention club that is designed to give students something to do other than using tobacco. FNL hosts activities such as movie nights and Reach, a youth leadership camp.  FNL’s first movie night of the year was a showing of World War Z.

Spreading the truth about tobacco and its harmful effects is another important goal for FNL, a goal which club members hope to accomplish by hanging posters for Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28 to 31.

FNL officers are as follows: president, Danica Gressel; vice president, Liz Lizarde; secretary, Cheyenne Little; treasurer, Jorge Garcia; and historian, Danielle Duncan. The club advisor is Sue Gressel.

Future Farmers of America (FFA) is not only a class but also a club. Through FFA, students get to travel to various farming and livestock competitions and state conferences, do plenty of outside work and help with Farm Day and Apple Day, among many other activities.

Allie Davis, FFA treasurer, said, “FFA gives you hands-on experience.”

Other FFA officers are president, Morgan Bowling; vice president, Samantha Guidotti, secretary Andrew Kielak; sentinel, Noah Vaglivielo; reporter, Bryant Doyle; and historian Hayden Ketchum.

Peace Mediators is an organization designed to resolve problems between students without teacher involvement. The Peace Mediators must be willing to help students without bias in order to achieve a fitting result for all parties. Mediating between students is not all these students do. Last year they arranged a domestic violence prevention picnic.

Shawn McGee, president and head mediator, said that they hope to do the picnic again but “better this time.”

Other mediators include Luke Campbell, Bret DeBerg and Cheyenne Wells. Megan Meschery is the advisor of the Peace Mediators.

McGee said, “Word has been put out that we still need more people to train as mediators.”

Interested students can contact him or Meschery.

Culture Club is a club for those students who like to experience new things. Club members get to participate in activities such as going out to eat at exotic restaurants, watching new movies and plays and experiencing interesting exhibits at museums. Toward the end of the year, Culture Club takes a trip to San Francisco for a weekend engulfed in the culture of the city.

Culture Club has yet to elect any officers but has had one meeting to pass out permission slips to see the play Grease with the drama class today. Megan Meschery is also the advisor of Culture Club.

Block L is a club that helps Katie Campbell, the school athletic director, make decisions concerning LHS sports. Block L is in charge of making sure the referees are paid, the sports banquets are set up, and the senior recognition is planned.

This year the officers are president, Liz Lizarde; vice-president, Kyra McGarr; secretary, Danica Gressel; and treasurer, Andrew Kielak.

This year Block L is making progress with bringing in new vending machines, with healthy drinks for students to buy.

Katie Campbell said, ”Block L is for anyone wanting to help arrange things for our sports programs and has school spirit.”

Block L has only had two meetings so far, so there is still time to join.


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