Kaytlyn Meseke, @kaytlyn_nelle
WHS KAY club is changing the school and community through service projects and physical activity.
Last school year the club filled out an application to receive the Be The Spark grant. After receiving the grant money, water bottle filling stations were installed over the summer on the second floor in the school and outside the weight room. A ribbon cutting for the new water fountains is still in the works to thank everyone for their help. Along with the water bottle filling stations, a physical activity was planned for each month for the students. The club held its first physical activity last week by inviting every student to play tunnel freeze tag. They are also planning to play volleyball and dodgeball.
At KAY Leadership Camp each area of the state comes up with a service project that each school participates in. This year the service project has to include beautifying the community. For the project the KAY club will be teaming up with FCCLA and NHS and rake leaves for the community. Along with the area project, KAY club is planning to host a Halloween dance for students at the end of October.
Lisa Hull took the open sponsor position after Rachel Cox left last year. Hull is enjoying the new position with all the new opportunities. “We want to get quality over quantity,” Hull said. “We want to grow, but want to have members that are involved.” With a new sponsor, president Kinsey Stuewe is stepping up to keep the club running smoothly. “My goals are to get the gold award and have good active members while having proactive fun,” Kinsey Stuewe said.
Cutline: Freshman Sarah Vanstory fills up her water bottle with the new water bottle filling station. “It’s much faster to fill water bottles up and it saves them too,” Vanstory said. One filling station is near the office in the main building, the other is outside of the weightroom. As of press time Tuesday, the fountain in the main building has eliminated waste from over 1377 plastic bottles. Photo by Kaytlyn Meseke.