Various LHS Clubs fundraising
By Jorge Garcia and Kyra McGarr
LHS clubs have headed into the school year with various activities and fundraisers. Available clubs are FFA, S Club, FNL, Culture Cub, Drama Club and FNL mentoring.
Drama Club advisor Laura Calabrese said her club is doing great and having fun. They have been to see a play entitled Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The only upcoming fundraiser they have so far is their planned performance in the spring.
Friday Night Live Mentoring advisor Barbara Weaver said the group is doing very well. They finished their first section of activities on Nov. 4. There are six mentors and four protégés, and three of the mentors went to Truckee for training in October. They meet every Thursday at the middle school. Weaver said she would like to see FNL Mentoring grow by adding additional protégés.
S Club vice president Angelina Folchi said the club is doing great and keeping busy. They are currently making fabric flower headbands and will sell Grizzly jewelry at the local craft fair on Dec. 4. They will also be decorating pinecones with glitter for sale. All funds raised, including money raised from the recent bake sale, will be used to sponsor relief projects for World Vision. In past years S Club has raised $400 and $500 to donate to African relief projects and Haiti relief. Folchi said the club would like to see more members be active in S club, but membership is closed for the year.
Culture Club advisor Megan Meschery said her club is also doing great. The club members went to Reno to see The Hereafter. In December they are planning to visit a museum and see an exposition on punk rock as well as other artistic works. They are having a fundraiser on Dec. 6 hosting a Friday night football night and serving lasagna at the Calpine Lodge. They are planning on going to San Francisco for two nights and will see a musical and explore the city. They do this so they can try new things and experience different surroundings.
“It’s something for kids who like to watch movies, or just want something to do that’s not just sports.” She said she wishes more freshmen would be involved in the club.
Friday Night Live held a free movie night Friday and is planning a New Year’s party. People can still join but not right before activities such as REACH, said advisor Sue Gressel.
Future Farmers of America president Kallie Goss said FFA is doing really well, as members and officers are “staying on top of everything.” FFA had its fall banquet last week, with Greenhand and Chapter awards given. In December members will be going to Placer High School in Auburn and competing in open and closing ceremonies, best informed greenhand and cooperative marketing. In January they will be traveling to Redding to the Made For Excellence/Advance Leadership Academy. Students can still join FFA as long as they are enrolled in an ag class.