Clubs of WHS wrap up and plan for end of year projects
The History Club, advised by Misty Bisesi, Social Studies Dept. member, has maintained an active schedule this year.
The club’s annual “Buddy Poppy” fundraiser helps to keep veterans who are in VA hospitals and convalescent homes active, according to Bisesi.
“We raised over $200 this year, which is the most we have ever raised for this program,” Bisesi said.
The History Club had over 15 members volunteer at the Salvation Army on Thanksgiving Day, preparing and serving food for the service.
“This was a very rewarding experience for the students and myself,” Bisesi said.
History Dress Up Day is also an event sponsored by the History Club each year.
The History Club is looking forward to the “Veteran’s Day Program” when veterans will visit the school to speak in History classes on May 16. “This year we have veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the Iraq War,” Bisesi said.
The History Club holds monthly discussions on historical topics.
Randy Carmel, Science Dept. member, advises the Science Club, which he notes is, “fun and exciting.”
The Science Club has done many projects during this school year. “Students have designed, constructed and analyzed data from a device they are using to trap heat,” Carmel said.
This device was enrolled at the Scarlet, Grey & Green Fair held on April 22 in a science competitive event.
The Science Club also constructed a hot air balloon earlier this year to take pictures of Earth from space.
The Science Club also used scientific methods to make pumpkins explode in the fall.
For the remainder of this year, the students are discussing the potential launching of another hot air balloon.
Christina Matthew, Foreign Language Dept. member and adviser to the Spanish Club, said the club had some great meetings throughout the fall where they played different board games.
The Spanish Club has been doing many activities in the community this year.“We went to a local nursing home at Christmas and sang songs in Spanish to the residents. The kids did such a great job, even though it was a small group,” Matthew said.
The club will probably hold one more meeting to organize and plan for an end of year fiesta.
“The club is open to any students in grades 8 through 12 who enjoy Spanish,” Matthew said.
The Art Club, advised by Tricia Taggart, Art Dept. member, participated in activities this year including painting a robot, visiting the Ebert Art Center at the College of Wooster, working on special signs for General Grounds, and doing face painting at the fine Arts Festival and the Cornerstone Carnival.
The Art club has been supporting Mission Possible: A-Z. Taggart said the aim of this project is to build a storage unit in Zambia to help hold food for local residents. The club has been creating paper bricks that are sold as a reminder of the progress being made.
“The club will continue its work with the Wayne County Commissioners, to create murals in the hallway of their office space in the Wayne County Administration building,” Taggart said.