By: Contributing Writer, Bannon Moran
Five of Centralia High School's very passionate students decided to start Earth Club in January. Caitlin Ward (President), Suzee Crabtree (Vice President), Anna Million (Secretary), Annika Kirtley (Treasurer) and Miranda Gregis (Outreach Coordinator) are the club's founders and current officers.
They started the development of the club by brainstorming ideas, what their goals were and what they hoped to accomplish by starting Earth Club.
They held their First Meeting on February 11th and about 15 people attended. The club hopes more students will attend future meetings and activities. In fact, they said, “the more the merrier.” The topics of the meeting were dues, parking lot clean ups and additional activities.
These students started this club to make the world a better place and share their own ideas to help the earth. They created a program of activities and got it approved by Dr. Smith, CHS principal. Next, they had to find a sponsor. They chose Amy Hempen because, “she has a background in agriculture and she is very nice and supportive.”
They had their first parking lot clean up on February 22nd and it went great. They had ten people show up to contribute to the clean up even though it was brutally cold that day. It was a great first step to helping the school's appearance and environment.
Earth Club plans to have meetings the first Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be March 3rd. The members hope the club will be successful and take off in future years.
In the coming months you can spot Earth Club at Second Saturday where they will have activities related to natural resources. They will also have eco-friendly products for sale.