EHS clubs build leadership skills

By Kayla Nguyen, Alfredo Sixtos, Amani Tilley, and Daniel Bautista - For The Tribune

Each year Elkin High students get the opportunity to join some of the many great clubs offered. There is a wide variety of clubs they can join to suit their interests or career goals, each one providing them with unique experiences.

Students who are interested in the medical field can join Health Occupations Students of America or HOSA, sponsored by Pam Brown. The club’s mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA is a club that allows students to build life skills, collaborate with other students across the state, and become involved in community service.

As Brown explained, “I feel like it is a great club to join because it provides leadership activities, the ability to participate in competitive events, and makes students aware of the increasing career opportunities in health care.”

If students have an interest in art, the Art Club, advised by Adam Beshears, gives them the chance to pursue art outside of school hours. What many outside of the club may not realize is that students in Art Club take part in community projects and art displays. One such project is the designing and creation of the props each spring for the Senior play here at EHS.

Art offers students ways to express their creativity or express themselves in positive forms. Art is also compelling to people because as Beshears said, “It’s art.”

Another club which offers yet more opportunities for participation and character building is Beta. Academic achievement, good character, and a creditable attitude are the attributes which set a Beta member apart from the rest. Beta is a new club at Elkin High School, which began during the 2017-2018 school year. One of the sponsors, guidance counselor Kerri Mullis, explained that Beta Club is an organization that helps the school and community through service projects.

Mullis thinks the sheer size of Beta at EHS is one of its strengths. Although the club is new to Elkin High School, the club already has ninety-six members who are eager to help and get involved.

These three examples reveal only a small part of the clubs available to students which help build character, leadership, and relationships with others.

Kayla Nguyen, Alfredo Sixtos, Amani Tilley, and Daniel Bautista are members of the Honors English I class at Elkin High School.

By Kayla Nguyen, Alfredo Sixtos, Amani Tilley, and Daniel Bautista

For The Tribune