New Clubs at Rose
BY TOBIAS WILLIAMS ON OCTOBER 10, 2014
This year Rose has gained new clubs and opportunities for students to experience. The new clubs this year are Film club and PAWS. They are both are clubs that previous and present students have started.
Senior Meredith Edmonds is starting up the Film club again.
“Film club was started back a couple years ago but it did not have much activity going on so I am revamping it this year,” Edmonds said.
Edmonds started the club up again because in the middle of her junior year she realized she wanted to go to college for film. Since the club was down she thought it would be good to start the club again before she left Rose.
“This year we will be watching movies, making a movie, having fundraisers for our film budget, donating to charities and get a speaker to come from ECU in film,” Edmonds said.
Mostly underclassmen are helping Edmonds with the club. She is doing this to keep building on the club after she graduates.
Sophomore Olivia Hoynes is starting a club this year name Paws. Paws is a club that is going to help animals that are homeless and some that are in low income households. Hoynes is starting Paws because she has been volunteering at the pet animal shelter and she wanted to get more people involved so they could make a difference. What inspired Hoynes to start this club was her volunteer work over the years at the pet shelter.
“This year we will have a fundraiser for heartworm treatment, have a food drive for the pet food pantry, teaching classes at the Boys and Girls Club about pet interactions and different things to support animal groups in Pitt County,” Hoynes said.
Helping Hoynes with the club is family and consumer science teacher Jodi Moore and others. According to Hoynes 45 people have already signed up for Paws.
History teacher Steve Hill is helping some students start the Asian Culture Club.
“The purpose of the Asian Culture Club is to educate and spread awareness to the student body about the Asian cultures,” Hill said.
Hill also thinks starting this club will help students connect with students about the Asian culture. He says this club will promote awareness of other countries in today’s contemporary and traditional settings of Asian culture values.
“The students are planning on having meetings to talk about Asian culture and how they correlate to the American culture, look at different Asian languages to help students understand them, share different Asian foods,” Hill said.
The students asked Hill to help with the club because he has taught most them and because he had experience in the Asian culture.
“I have lived in Asia for 2 years of my life, also in Japan, visited China, that is why I did not have a problem with helping the students,” Hill said.
The students that are leading the club is sophomore Shirley Chen, junior Kaylin Mercado and others.
This year students are taking leadership roles by starting clubs, even though the clubs are different they have new activites for to try out.