BY RACHEL ALEXANDER
ONLINE FEATURES EDITOR
To prepare for the upcoming school year, Students Helping Achieve Philanthropic Excellence, (SHAPE) held their first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5. Senior and President Sarah Andersen said the meeting was a success as she was able to communicate all vital information about the club to the members.
“By understanding the importance of community service, members are able to benefit from the club as well as assist others,” Andersen said.
Andersen said the meeting was a great start to the year as she promoted the idea of making the club a family. She said she organized ice breakers such as a paper scavenger hunt to allow the members to get to know each other.
“The ice breakers went just as planned as everyone was smiling and making new friends,” Andersen said. “By working together with my team to create a friendly environment for the first meeting, I was able to set the tone for the whole year.”
Adviser and Journalism teacher Julie Klitzner said she hopes that SHAPE will be able to continue the great work they are doing by helping underprivileged school aged children.
“I am looking forward to the kids doing a lot of hands on community service,” Klitzner said.
Klitzner said this year she wants to see more leadership within the members. She said to recruit members for the year, the club went through social media and sent information to everyone that showed an interest.
“The difference between SHAPE and other organizations is besides actually offering community service hours, we teach the members how the organizations operate,” Klitzner said.