Every Thursday, about eight aspiring minds meet in the library to discuss their latest progress in their personal projects. Girls Who Code is a new club at Wesleyan, one that aims to inspire young women to expand their interests to the technical field through simple, yet engaging, online guides. Keep Reading
Just Dance Club- “Despite the name, Just Dance Club is just as much for people who aren’t naturally inclined dancers. Improvement over perfection, right?” said junior Rachel Hudson. Hudson runs the new Just Dance Club alongside dance teacher and Middle School Theater Director Stephanie Simmons, who sponsors the club. This is a low commitment club, meeting only on the specific Friday club times and having different choreography each time clubs meet. Even if dancing is not your best suit, it is worth a try because you might just have a change of heart. Hudson said, “The main purpose of the club is to give a platform for people who want to teach choreography and for people who are tired from sitting all day and want to get up and move a little.”
From getting their hands dirty with the blood of hurt animals to trips up to a farm full of alpacas, the students involved in Vet Club definitely get their fair share of veterinary experience. Vet Club is one of the most recognized and respected clubs that Wesleyan offers to its students.
Proposing solutions to quandaries in foreign countries is not a typical topic of conversation for high school students, but members of Model Arab League partake in these discussions on a weekly basis. Model Arab League is a club in which students prepare for a competition at Marist School where they imitate the United Nations, offering resolutions for problems dealing with Arab countries.
Young Life is back in session and it is the the best extracurricular activity of the year due to club on Monday nights, retreats and campaigners. It is known to make a significant impact on all the lives of students involved. Johns Creek Young Life director, Allen Dixon said, “The purpose of Young Life is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. It is done in the context of relationship with a Young Life leader. It starts with these adult leaders who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship.” Many leaders go to support students in athletic events and come to picture parties before dances to play a part in milestone in their high school career. “They listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks and hope high schoolers will see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.”
Students from all over the Johns Creek area including Johns Creek High School, Northview High School and Wesleyan enter into community; forming new friendships, while growing in their faith. Junior Charis Thompson said, “This year I am really excited to grow closer to my friends I have made at Young Life over the years. I’m close with the girls in my small group, and I’m excited to go through life with them again this year.” Wesleyan senior girls’ leader Katie Bridgers is looking forward to the new and exciting things happening this school year. She said, “We are going to attempt to do things bigger and better all year long. Also, every club is going to be themed which is going to be a great excuse to dress up in crazy outfits every week.”
Young Life encourages students to become involved and there are several ways to do that. Everyone is invited to Club on Monday nights, where many will agree, is the best night of your week. You can take on a leadership role and help in planning and/or leading Club. There are weekly “Campaigners” groups (off-campus Bible Study with your Young Life leader), and fall camp at SharpTop Cove October 9 through 11 which according to Bridgers is, “The Best Weekend of Your Life.” Also, there is a camp trip every summer to Young Life camps that are truly the highlight of everyone’s Young Life experience. Bridgers added, “If you think SharpTop Cove is incredible, a week-long camp truly is the “The Best Week of Your Life.” You don’t want to miss this. Sign up and bring your friends with you.” The first club took place on Monday, September 14th and will take place every Monday at the 201 which is located at 5725 on State Bridge next to Pike Nursery’s parking lot across from the Regal Cinemas. As the Young Life motto says, “You were made for this.”