Extracurriculars for New and Returning Students!

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Extracurriculars for New and Returning Students!

AOK advisor Mrs. Chase promoting Rachel’s legacy.

AOK advisor Mrs. Chase promoting Rachel’s legacy.

Photo Credit: Jasmine Garcia

AOK advisor Mrs. Chase promoting Rachel’s legacy.

Photo Credit: Jasmine Garcia

Photo Credit: Jasmine Garcia

AOK advisor Mrs. Chase promoting Rachel’s legacy.

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How will you leave your mark on Lake Havasu High School? With the start of a new year, whether it’s your first or your last, desire for student involvement in extracurriculars should be explored. These are just a few of the many organizations trying to make a difference in our school and in students’ lives.

The AOK club focuses on encouraging diversity and spreading kindness, explained advisor Stefani Chase. Anti-bullying measures, don’t always work, so we try to approach it in a more positive manner, said Chase. 

Some activities members participate in include Rachel’s Challenge at ASU, Kindness Chains, Welcome Wagon, and potentially putting up handprints in D Hall. Students who are passionate about spreading kindness and positivity should look into joining the club. Meetings are every other Wednesday at 7:20 am in B101.

SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) is a training and community service-based club to spread awareness about forms of drugs. “We go to a lot of training, where we learn as much as we can about what’s going on in our community and around the world, especially now with this new issue over E-cigarettes,” explained President Yamelin Sanchez. Students participate in cigarette butt clean ups at state parks, along with trainings throughout the state. The club meets every other Tuesday at 3 pm in room D106.

Another community service club is Key Club. According to advisor Ginger Balboni, it’s based on “building relationships between your school, community, and helping one another.”

Some activities include Toys for Tots, Winter Formal, and working with the Kiwanis group. Students should join if they want to make a difference in the community. Meetings are at 6 pm every other Monday in the PAC. 

“A safe space for anyone, but specifically for those in the LGBT community to come together and be themselves,” is the purpose of Pride Alliance, according to advisor Katie Stengel. Pride Alliance is more of a support group, but more activities may come within the new year. If students need a supportive environment to express their true self, than join Pride Alliance. Meetings are every other Friday in the library at 3 pm, starting August 23.

For students interested in the criminal justice system, Youth Court exposes students to a courtroom setting. Students who join the club have the opportunity to take part in a trial, acting as attorneys, jurors, clerks, bailiffs, and when they do competitions, they are witnesses, explained former advisor Sarah Skemp. Activities include Trial Nights, where students conduct trials for youth with misdemeanour and State competitions. Youth Court meets every Thursday from 5-7 pm at the courthouse.