Clubs at Washington High School


Jessie Koozer, Staff Reporter

Washington High School is filled with many opportunities, clubs being one of them. But recently, clubs have been seeing a decline in exposure, and therefore, they are seeing less involvement. Many clubs at Washington fly under the radar, so here are a few that WHS students should consider stopping by sometime.

The robotics team is a club where students can help design, build, and program robots that compete in competitions. “It’s not just for nerdy boys! Anyone can join, and you can help with building, programming, designing, keeping the notebooks up to date, and even being a cheerleader at meets.” said Chloe Hamer, ‘19.

The club meets after school Mondays and Thursdays in room 103. Students can join by showing up and asking how to help. If students have any questions, they can talk to Josh Eaton, the sponsor of the team. Dungeons and Dragons is a club at WHS where students can play the game Dungeons and Dragons.

“Being in Dungeons and Dragons is a great way to meet new people, have fun, and exercise your imagination! Students can join by just showing up and talking to dungeon masters. If there is room in the campaigns, students can get started right away,” said the club sponsor, Joe Sloma.

The club meets for around an hour on Thursdays after school in room 222.

Another club at Washington is Mock Trial. In Mock Trial, students are assigned parts where they act like they are in a real trial. “I’ve been in mock trial since middle school and I really like it. I have learned a lot of important life skills, and it’s also really fun. Anyone who is interested should definitely give it a try,” said Elizabeth Kolln, ‘21.

Mock trial starts around November, so there is still plenty of time to join. The meetings usually take place twice a week after school in room 105B. To join mock trial, talk to the sponsor, Amy Shoemaker.

Washington Literary Press is a club where students create a magazine filled with art and poetry. “I joined WLP as a freshman. I really admire the talents of the creative students at Wash, and I figured being a part of the club would be a great way of supporting the artistic community. Most meetings are super chill and fun. If art and poetry is something one has an interest in, regardless of their own personal talent, this club is a great opportunity for them,” said senior editor, Miriamne Marlowe, ‘20.

WLP meets every Tuesday and Thursday after school in room 232 for 45 minutes. Students can join at any time throughout the year. If students have any other questions, they can talk to David Duer, the club sponsor.

Aside from the clubs listed, there are many other clubs to be a part of. Academic Decathlon, Amnesty International, Anime Club, Art Club, Debate, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interact, Knit Wits, Math Team, Speech, Take Charge, and Video Game Club. Students who have any questions about these listed clubs should visit the school website to find more information.