The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

Teacher throwbacks: extracurriculars from way back when

“I was in many clubs such as National Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society, Science Honor Society, but the one I really did the most in was the STAND Club (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur). I don’t think it’s around anymore, but it was an anti-genocide club where we would raise awareness and money to send solar ovens to Africa.” – Ben Rosenthal, CTE teacher

“I was in the Art Club and National Art Honor Society. We used to do a bunch of things like help the theater kids paint their backgrounds, create costumes for Renaissance festivals and go on field trips. One notable field trip was when we went to New York and visited some art schools.” – Crystal Garcia, Art teacher

“I was on the Tennis team, Golf team, Interact club and Mu Alpha Theta. I met a lot of people and did a lot of things. I would say that I never had a dull moment. Plus, it made my resume look good for college while I was having fun.” – Harold Hafter, Social Studies teacher

“I used to be in Cross Country, Track and field, French Club, Humanities Club, Service Club and maybe a couple more. These clubs made school worthwhile and fun. My whole motto was to get out of my house because school activities were much more fun than being at home doing a million and one chores. I then went on to become a teen model with a wonderful young lady Garcelle Beauvais who was a part of Hollywood Housewives.” – Deborah Anderson, Language Arts teacher

“The activities I dedicated most of my time to were the Service Club as well as the Blood Drive, which I was student coordinator of. In the Service Club, we did constant community service for school. Education doesn’t only take place in the classroom, but also outside the classroom. These activities teach you skills like teamwork, organization skills, meeting deadlines and sometimes creativity. There’s an endless list of skills that being involved in student activities gives you.” – Michelle Russell, Activities Director

“Back in high school, I used to do Varsity Soccer and Varsity Softball. In soccer, I played attacking center mid and for softball I did shortstop. Personally, I think it did a great job at keeping me off the streets. I grew up with a single mom, so it was easy to do whatever I wanted, but these activities made sure to keep me on track. This led to me getting a Division One scholarship letting me go to FIU for free all four years. It ultimately also ended up landing me back into this job.” – Rossana Lopez, Physical Education teacher

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