This and That

Going to Jasper High School gives so many students so many opportunites. The students are widely fortunate for the classes and clubs they are offered. Many schools do not get the opportunities that we do. Some students are not even aware of the clubs and classes that are offered to them. There are so many this and thats to explore

Senior Alyssa Lueken waves as a friendly neighbor opens the door. UNICEF eagerly goes trick-or-treating every October to collect donations for children in need.
Senior Alyssa Lueken waves as a friendly neighbor opens the door. UNICEF eagerly goes trick-or-treating every October to collect donations for children in need. Photo by Allison Rogers

and help students narrow down what they want in life. Sure, there are the most widely known clubs like Key Club and Business Professionals of America, but there are also smaller clubs that are less known. Clubs that are new here this year include Snowboarders Club, Korean Club, and even Ping-Pong Club. Lesser known clubs, like UNICEF, are working extra hard to increase member status.

These clubs, new and old, are meant for students to pop out of their comfort zones and explore new things. These opportunities are here for you and the people around you to meet and discover new interests. Even if you are shy, being able to go to a different setting that is outside of your normal circle is absolutely so brave. Who knows who you might meet, or what you might learn.

There are many clubs to join this year. If you want to stay on track and up to date with what is going on, there are clubs that meet every week on Wednesdays during homeroom. Gay-Straight-Alliance is one of those clubs, more

popularly known as GSA. GSA is a LGBTQ+ supported community. The club is for people to come together and support each other in their different sexual/nonsexual preference. The club is a safeplace for many students. Every Wednesday the club meets in the HOSA room during homeroom.

There is a club for each and every student. If you are interested in debating, there is the Debate Team with Mr. Polen. Spelling? No worries, Mrs. Kennedy has you covered with the Spelling Team. What about business? Do not stop looking because there is BPA with Mrs. Kunz and Mrs. Schipp. There is even something out there for students who are into something more calm: Knitting Club hosted by Mrs. Fleck. Sometimes we like to have a little fun as well, maybe a little Ping Pong Club with Mrs. Spellmeyer. Even for religious beliefs there is YOUNG LIFE with Mr. and Mrs. Rasche, and even BOSCO. There is even Robotics for the kids who like to build things with Mr. Reutson.

There are also an aray of classes to join that help students narrow down what they aspire to do in life. Classes like Biomedical Sciences (Biomed), with Ms. Spellmeyer are offered to the peers that are interested going into the

Senior Zach Johnson with juniors Max Otto and Nolan Harmon as they set up a playlist for Trap Shack. Trap Shack airs from three P.M. to four P.M. Photo by Bailey Fuhrman.
Senior Zach Johnson with juniors Max Otto and Nolan Harmon as they set up a playlist for Trap Shack. Trap Shack airs from three P.M. to four P.M. on Tuesdays.  Photo by Bailey Fuhrman.

medical field. To further that students can even go into Human Body Systems (HBS), and Medical Interventions (MI) with Mr. Kendall. Classes like Pottery with Mrs. Fleck and Painting with Mr. Dodd give the more artistic students a feel for home. There are even amazing classes for studens who are into media, like Radio and TV with Mr. Elrod. Classes like these give the students many opportunities that they can work with not only inside of class, but also outside. Radio and TV, for example, give students a chance to run their own radio show. These include the Trap Shack with Max Otto, Nolan Harmon, and Zach Johnson on Tuesdays from three P.M. to four P.M., and Throwback Thursday with Bailey Fuhrman and Kenzie Cooley from three P.M. to four P.M.

There are many, many different clubs to join for different personalities. Many people have different preferences with what they want to do in their free time. There will always be a club at JHS for you to join, no matter your likes. There are clubs and classes for this and that.

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