Clubs gearing up for a fresh fall start


FFA officers Ava Malone, Nik Pierson, Haley Rigler, and Katelyn Frost posing mid-feast at the FFA barbecue

Now that the school year is rolling, clubs like BPA, FFA, NHS, and Student Council have started preparing for their competitions, projects, and events. The students involved are ready to begin and put in their service to lead Park High’s activities into the new year. 

Business Professionals of America, though only having had two meetings so far, has begun to prepare for oncoming hustle. Officer elections will start with Senior Senior Simon Coleman running unopposed for President, and Seniors Libby Kinsey and Haylee Harshbarger going head to head for Vice President. Advisor Reid Lende said that even though competition doesn’t start until December, BPA has a 3-day fall leadership conference in October. 

FFA has started by welcoming new and returning members with a barbecue. Historian Anna Kroll said it was an opportunity for new people to see what FFA meetings are like and to meet the officers. Cassidy Corrigan, the organization’s advisor, said the FFA District Leadership Seminar was held by State FFA officers in Belgrade on September 16. The seminar is for all FFA members to learn some leadership skills from older officers and create connections with one another through bonding activities. Vice President Ashlan Mortensen said that their first competition is on Sept. 28 in Ruby Valley; she says everyone is excited to finally get to travel again. 

National Honors Society and Student Council, although different, have a common motive. NHS is known for helping the community through big service projects; this year it’s construction cleanup. On October 16, members will be going around construction sites and picking up trash left behind that usually gets blown into nearby neighborhoods. Advisor Keaton Ramm and the NHS officers have also started hosting Homework Club, a welcoming place for students to study and receive help on homework after school. 

Student Council is working hard on homecoming, to be held October 4-8. President Annika Coleman is set on making it exciting and fun so as to increase attendance. Check-in with another article on the Geyser Website to hear more.