Three new clubs are being formed at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, according to Principal Kevin Mabie.
“We have cut out a few clubs which didn’t have much participation and we’re adding a few based on student requests,” Mabie said. “Our students have a wide variety of clubs to choose from which is great.”
New this fall will be an agriculture club, which will have activities similar to an FFA Club. It will be led by teacher Jason Koper.
“We do want to get an FFA club started,” Mabie said. “We don’t offer any ag classes which is a requirement, but we’re working on that for the 2015-16 school year.”
A Lego club also will get started in the fall which will facilitate an opportunity for students to come together to innovate and create using Legos. Teacher Nathan Caldwell will direct this club.
Another new opportunity will be a rocket club, led by teacher Andrew Alfermann.
Mabie said students will work through the process of building and launching Estes rockets.
Although not new, the ecology club also will be expanded next year.
“The club will continue to pursue opportunities to help Borgia be as ecologically friendly as possible, but it also will add the Envirothon competition to its list of events,” Mabie said.
Envirothon teams consist of five students who compete at outdoor stations testing on aquatic ecology, soils, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.
“Our new science teacher, Rachael Snider, has been part of an Envirothon team in the past and will lead our Ecology Club through its first year of competition,” Mabie said. “I’m really excited to see how this goes.”
The high school’s Knight club, an improv team, which was new this past year, also hopes to have a stronger presence in the new year, Mabie said.
“The improv team did a show at Borgia Fest and they hope to do even more next year,” he said.