LRHS’ Early Childhood Education (ECE) Club met for the first time on Tuesday, October 15. The meeting served as an introduction for both the officers and the members.
The club was created to attract students who hoped to pursue careers involving young children, which generated an interest from an eclectic group of students; in attendance, there were a mix of students from different classes and ethnic groups. The club even attracted a foreign exchange student from Mexico.
The club’s officers started the meeting off with a fun and creative ice breaker. A roll of toilet paper was passed around to each members, and they were told to take as much as thought they would need. Then, for every square of tissue they took, every member had to say something about themselves.
Once the ice breaker was finished, Hannah Mathis, ECE Club president, Shannon Kearney, vice president, and Sterling Shelly, treasurer, shared the club’s purpose and objectives, as stated in the ECE Club Constitution. A few of the club’s objectives are: to educate its members about childhood development and contribute to the community by participating in charity events involving children’s organizations.
ECE Club’s officers have high hopes for the future of the club. “My hopes for the club are that we get involved in the community and make an impact in a positive way,” said Mathis, “…and help our members to develop a knowledge of children.”
The club is open to all students currently enrolled at LRHS. Dues are $3.00 and can be paid to Shelly or Mrs. Underwood in room 1203. The next meeting will take place on November 19.