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December 13, 2012

MWJH students take initiative through clubs

Whether beautifying the Baker, greening up the school, or becoming a buddy, kids at MWJH seem to be making a difference.


In addition, several clubs provided varying opportunities for MWJH students to become involved.

Eighth-grader Kelsey Shirley explained “Ram Buddies” to trustees.

“My organization allows us to become friends, or buddies, with children who have disabilities. I chose this organization because I want to make friends with kids who might have a harder time making new friends and I want these kids to know, no matter what, I will always be with them,” Shirley explained.

Jaelin McMinn explained what the cooking club does, working as a team to help each other learn to cook.

He said he chose this organization because “on my Dad's side of the family there have been cooks. Another reason why is I get to meet newer people. And the last one is, you know, you get a reward at the end” – a comment that drew lots of laughter from trustees and the audience.

Seventh-graders JaMiah Fisher and Caden Snow presented on the organization Youth Alive.

“What it does, it's a positive influence on students and we get together with other students around the school from all different backgrounds, it doesn't matter, to get together to talk and about faith and just stuff that's going on at the school that [is] positive,” Snow said. “And what we'd like to do in the future is help out with community jobs and school projects.”

“At the club fair a little while ago, we had seven people sign up. But this last week we had 44. That's only in seven weeks,” he added

Snow said the club invites guest speakers, and [students] recently heard from a missionary from Tanzania, Adam Fogelman, who talked “about the mission he does and also about prayer.”

“Youth Alive is about bringing people together … and learn about the Lord,” Fisher, the club's vice president added.

Snow explained that the club would begin a new program called “My Class, My Mission.”

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