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"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

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Among all the club LHS has to offer, there are the leaders that keep the clubs afloat. (Artwork by Elysse Weber)

LHS is a school with countless clubs, programs and activities that give students various opportunities to get involved. Not only does school involvement provide enjoyment, but it also builds strong relationships and ensures memories within students throughout their high school careers. Though these clubs and activities are enjoyable for many LHS students, there are also a variety of them who put time and effort into making these moments possible. Let’s get to know some of the behind-the-scenes from a variety of our LHS club presidents.

Questions:
1. What is your club?
2. What was the reason you decided to start this club?
3. What is this club’s purpose?
4. What is your role as club president?
5. Have there been any struggles you have faced?

Arthur Tao:
1. Student Senate
2. “I attended the LEAD Spark conference in January 2023 as a part of the student council. I talked to many schools across the U.S., and many of them had an interclub organization to increase unity. I thought Lincoln’s diverse club and activity could benefit from having an opportunity to interact and plan events together, especially a school of our size.”
3. “The purpose is to unify clubs and organizations throughout LHS to increase attendance and generate profits. Minimize overlap between fundraisers, collection drives, events and meeting times for greater student and community participation.”
4. “Right now, I organize the meetings, and talk to school administrators and club leaders for feedback and to help them stay informed.”
5. “LHS is a big school with many clubs, so it’s hard to find days where everyone is present. We also haven’t had an organization like this so starting from scratch was really intimidating, but nothing is perfect at the beginning. Planning events for the student senate and structuring meetings more strongly will be the goal for next year, and we already have some ideas in mind.”

Kalli Bush:

(Used with permission by Kalli Bush)

1. DECA
2. “I actually didn’t start this club, I joined my freshman year! When I joined there were two seniors in charge, but once they graduated, another sophomore and I were put in charge of the club!”
3. “The purpose of this club is to help students with future careers and opportunities. DECA is a club that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in finance, hospitality service and marketing in high schools all around the world. It also gives students a chance to compete at local and national levels.”
4. “As president of this club it is my duty to recruit students, and help spread knowledge about DECA. My partner and I have to also work on fundraisers, competitions and memberships. Another role of being the president is making sure the club is fun and welcoming.”
5. “Some struggles I’ve faced were the process of getting more people to join. Last year we only had 12 people attend state, and this year our goal was to double that. Also, another struggle is that we are the only career club that isn’t supported by the state.”

 

Charlotte Crawford:

(Used with permission by Charlotte Crawford)

1. Spanish Club
2. “I decided to start this club because I wanted to create an environment where people aren’t just using their Spanish in class, but also just having conversations like you would to talk to your friends in English.”
3. “We mostly play board games, watch movies in Spanish, sing karaoke and learn how to salsa!”
4. “As president, I take a big role in helping organize the activities and plan everything out.”
5. “Something that I would say has been difficult is definitely trying to get new people to join every time, and trying to advertise it and make it more known.”

 

 

 

 

Bridget Pederson:

(Used with permission by Bridget Pederson)

1. Yoga Club
2. “I decided to start a yoga club because it used to be a club for a while, but kind of stopped being a thing the last few years because the [prior] president just didn’t keep the club together. I also work at Revolution Yoga and Cycle. I love yoga and thought it would be good to share it with the student body.”
3. “The purpose of this club is to spread the practice of yoga and share it with our student body by also giving students an outlet where they can be with their friends and decompress.”
4. “As president, I help recruit new members, plan meetings, run meetings, etc.”
5. “So far, the yoga club has been super successful and we always have big groups at our meetings. Definitely feel free to come and bring your friends, yoga is for everyone!”

 

 

Aydn Calhoun:


1. Pickleball Club
2. “I love playing pickleball with my friends, so I wanted more people to learn about it and get more people at Lincoln involved.”
3. “Just to have fun and stay active by playing an affordable sport.”
4. “I organize times to play after school, and I teach people the rules of the game. I also find places around town to play for free.”
5. “It’s hard to play in the winter because there are limited times and places to play indoors. Most places to play in the winter cost money, so that has made it more difficult.”

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Elysse Weber
Elysse Weber, Staff Writer
Elysse Weber is a junior, second-year staff member for the LHS Statesman. Weber is in the Spanish Immersion Program and strives to be successful. Weber can be found hanging out with friends or spending her very few dollars at the mall. Weber has three crazy brothers and tries her best to avoid them at all costs. In the future, Weber dreams of becoming an interior designer, living along the coast of Florida. 
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