The students came together to elect officers, discuss important deadlines and dates, and to add innovative ideas to the activity list. Electing officers provides a structured environment, and also gives students responsibility. They want the students to have a major role in decision making, and this is why the students elected the officers themselves. Mikayla Eppert is the president, Gabby Fuentes is the Vice-President, and Brian Bingaman is the Secretary.
Eppert is excited for the future of the Spanish Club, and looks forward to a great year. “I’m looking forward to hopefully getting more people involved and expanding the club. We are looking to hopefully have some new events that we will think will be a lot of fun”.
With new events in mind, the club is already participating in a fundraiser. The Spanish Club does many different activities, and money the students raise is needed to support such things.
Sra. Anderson is wanting the students to make bigger and better changes, that will not only benefit the Spanish Club, but anybody else that wants to be involved. “I am hopeful that we can have more activities than last year, and last year was a great year”.
The officers plan to take a trip to La Carreta, put on a movie night at the theater, and invite the student body to a “Skeleton Ball”.
The Skeleton Ball is something completely different than anything the Spanish Club has ever done before. The students really want the club to be known about, and they think the Skeleton Ball will do just that. The Skeleton Ball is similar to a school dance, except not as formal. The goal is to have students dress like skeletons, and if they do so their admission is free.
The officers believe this is something that they can do to involve the student body, but to also promote it students who are thinking about being in Spanish Club.
Katelyn Melhaus, Spanish Club member, believes that the ball is a creative way to reach out to students that aren’t in Spanish Club. “I think that if everything goes to plan the way we want it to, the ball will be a good way to reach out to students and show them what we are trying to do”, she said.
Spanish Club is making major changes this year, and they aspire to have more students join. Students that are already enrolled in a Spanish class will be informed of upcoming events by their Spanish teacher. If you’re not enrolled in a Spanish class currently, you can still attend the Skeleton Ball and experience the Spanish culture.