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Student Clubs Maintain Interest In High School

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By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Not every high school kid is interested in football, basketball, or track. That's why many high schools across the nation offer clubs for other kinds of activities.

At Twin Falls and Canyon Ridge High Schools here in Twin Falls, students can join clubs that help them enjoy their interests at school, as well as at home.

L.T. Erickson, Director of Secondary Programs for the Twin Falls School District, says, "There's a student interest that comes up. At one of the school's there's an anime club, and rodeo clubs. There's quite a few clubs, there's a racquetball club."

Erickson says sometimes students who start the clubs lose interest, move away, or simply graduate. He says that when some clubs fade away, but other new clubs start up.

Erickson says, "The clubs are really there to help students that are maybe not interested in sports or some of the other sponsored programs, to get them involved so they have something that helps keep them interested in school."

Erickson says the strength and membership of the clubs comes from the students who organize them, and the teachers who advise the clubs. He says it's up to students to track down a teacher to be their group's advisor.

Erickson says, "It seems to be a very healthy group of clubs that function well. We're so grateful for our teachers that donate their time to be the advisors of those clubs."

Erickson says he's thankful for the teachers who volunteer their time to advise the student clubs.

Nov. 9, 2012.


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