High School Students Get Involved


SADD sponsor Jon Foster speaks to SADD members. PHOTO BY RILEY GAUTIERI

Riley Gautieri

Fair Grove students are starting off the year by getting involved in their school. Freshmen students are encouraged to be involved in at least two extracurricular activities, whether it be sports, clubs, or other activities. With twelve clubs to choose from, there are a large array throughout the high school for students to get involved in, ranging anywhere from STUCO (Student Council) and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) to FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and FFA (Future Farmers of America).
Most of the clubs are primarily student run by officers, who are either elected into their positions or chosen by an adult representative of the club, “There are so many benefits to being involved and connected to your school that we have made it a point to monitor the level of involvement of our students…we target any student 9-12 that is not involved in a club so that we can reach out to them and hopefully get them connected,” stated Chris Stallings, high school principal.
Some of the clubs have already had activities to try and get students involved. STUCO started off early, by holding the back to school bash after the first day of school. There, students were able to play games, eat food, and hang out with their friends. SADD started off the year by having their annual SADD kickoff directly following the first home football game of the year. At the kickoff students enjoyed free food and a game of bubble soccer. JOLT hosted “Fifth Quarter” after the third game of the year. At Fifth Quarter students met on the old football field behind the FEMA building and played a game of glow in the dark football and ate pizza, provided by the club. “The fifth quarter was a lot of fun. It was nice seeing so many people out there playing,” commented Ashlee Rice (12). Students will be able to continue participating in club activities throughout the rest of the school year by going to their club’s meeting on club days, which are every first Wednesday of the month throughout the school day.