Clubs get started at new campus


Photo by Braitton Beckstead.

Steve Hoffine teaches a student about the care and internal working of a car.

Braitton Beckstead, Sports Editor

Extracurricular activities foster community and fun at school, and LHS clubs are a big part of student life. From Ping-Pong Club to the Art Club, LHS has almost everything.
• Art Club– Scout Larson — The Art Club operates under an open studio format, which allows all students to experiment with painting, drawing, and sculpture. Art Club meets weekly after school in CW102.
• Automotive Tech Club — Steve Hoffine — Auto Club is for students who have taken or are in Automotive Technology classes. The club costs $5 to join, and the money goes toward Skills USA competitions. Once a month, from 8 a.m. to noon, students meet at the LHS auto shop and work. They can bring their own cars or do maintenance and repair for friends’ vehicles.
• Coding Club — Cyrina Lockart — This is a club for anyone interested in learning or advancing their coding skills. The group meets in SD206.
• Distributive Education Clubs of Ameria (DECA)– John Potter, Davey Steele — This activity is open to students enrolled in marketing education. Its purpose is to promote the skills learned in vocational marketing classes, and students can compete locally and nationally. DECA groups meet in DTEC401 and DTEC405.
• Drama — Melissa Syverson — The Drama department provides theatrical opportunities for students on and off stage. The annual season usually includes a non-musical production in the fall. In the winter there is a student-written and directed Christmas play that tours the elementary and junior high schools. In the spring is a musical production in March, and the Shakespeare Festival in April. This group meets in LC100 and the auditorium.
• Fantasy Club — Billy Autrey — Meet Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. in ST213.
•French Club — Cynthia Yarno — This is a mostly social club that celebrates all things French. It is a student-run club with activities chosen by club members and officers. French Club meets Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. in CW110.
• Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) — Debbie Wassmuth — This club focuses on health and wellness by getting involved with community projects. Students also can attend local, state and national competitions having to do with healthcare-related activities. This club meets Tuesdays after school in DTEC413, and attendance is required.
• Key Club — Sandi Stocks, Jamie Morton — Key Club is an international student-led organization that provides opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. This group meets in LS109 and BR203.
• National Honor Society –Jamie Bakker — Membership is limited to the top 15% of the senior class and 10% of the second semester’s highest juniors. Scholarship is the most important qualification. Character, service to the school, and leadership are the other necessary attributes. The minimum grade point average is 3.4. This group meets in ST205.
• Ping-Pong Club — Brendan Burns — The Ping-Pong club is for everyone of any skill level. There are lessons, matches and tournaments that go on throughout the school year. This club’s objective is fun, and it meets weekly after school.
• Science Club — Amy Augenstein (Chase) — This club recognizes LHS students who have earned at least a B average or better in any two sciences at LHS. This group meets in SD204.