New Haven High School is a very involved school encouraging students to participate in the clubs that have recently started up. Some clubs include Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA); Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA); and The Conservation Club. These clubs are designed to help students achieve a better future for themselves or the environment. The teachers that run some of these clubs are Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Miller, and Mrs. Laune. To get more information on these clubs, you should speak with them.
FBLA is a club run by Mrs. Kelsey Anderson. This club helps students prepare for future business careers through competitions. They participate in network events with business professionals at conferences in the spring.
In addition, FCCLA is a club run by Mrs. Jamie Miller. The FCCLA club helps students address social, family, or professional issues. This helps students also learn different ranges of skills, such as developing a personal leadership style, understanding themselves and other personal relationships, and learning employability skills.
Another club is The Conservation Club. This club is run by Mrs. Renee Laune. This club does all kinds of stuff. The Conservation Club sponsors the recycling bin that the community uses. This is paid for by the ALPS. The Conservation Club puts the recycling containers in the cafeteria for the students and staff to use. The Conservation Club hopes to start doing a PSA for different information to make recycling more efficient. Also, they aim to inform students and staff of the importance of recycling. This club does most of its good outdoors by tree-planting, outdoor recreation, and river clean-up.
In regards to her hopes for FBLA this year, Mrs. Anderson said, “This year I hope that the students involved with FBLA build leadership skills, gain an understanding and appreciation for everything that goes into being a successful business person, and also enjoy their involvement in the club. Additionally, it is always my hope that the students do their best and give it their all at the competitive events during districts, that then hopefully leads to state and national competitions as well.”
Alexis Sidwell, senior member of FBLA, commented that she hopes “for a lot of participation and for people to be more motivated and to make more of themselves from the club.”
Lydia Otten, senior member of FCCLA, says, “We get a lot of participation especially from the freshmen. It’s a fun club to be in and that anyone can be a part of, including boys because girls normally are the ones to do it.”
All these clubs play an important part in the New Haven community. They give the students the leadership skills required to grow as an adult and do well in future businesses.