Written by Justin Escobales |
One of the things that many people like about The Morgan School is that it has many clubs that people can participate in.
I decided to share a sampling of the clubs here at Morgan, in case anyone needs a review after the activity fair.
Forensics and Mock Trial- In the words of Mr. Graham:
Forensics and Mock Trial are both extensions of the classroom. Both experiences of Mock Trial and Forensics require students to use cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge. Forensics has to recreate a crime scene that has already taken place, determine the possibilities of what occurred, analyze the results of the investigation, and try to determine who was right and who was wrong.
Mock Trial forces students to take a look at both sides, the prosecution and the defense. Participants must think on their feet by listening to testimony from witnesses. In both cases, the prosecution and defense, attorneys and their witnesses form a team to exhibit the theme of their cases. They then must use evidence to persuade those hearing the case that the preponderance of evidence supports either the defense or prosecution.
Both Forensics and Mock Trial allow students to develop skills in two different career paths at the same time. Students develop and use real life, hands-on skills while having fun. Also, these clubs allow students to develop paths for their future.
Amnesty – In the words of Ms Chausse:
Amnesty is a group of students who work with Amnesty International USA to provide basic human rights to all people around the world, such as free speech and adequate housing. The students send letters to governments to protest human rights abuses, and they educate others about many of the human rights abuses that occur throughout the world.
Chinese Club is run by our new Chinese teacher, Ms Jin. It is primarily designed to give Chinese students a place to practice their speaking skills. Also students will be exposed to Chinese media so that they are more immersed in the language.
National Honor Society:
Our new teacher, Ms. White, runs National Honor Society. This club is for juniors and seniors with a good GPA, and who volunteer time for the community. Members sponsor blood drives for the school and other service projects.
The Morgan Musical works on a musical that will be presented to a real audience. They have put on shows like Fiddler on The Roof and Annie Get Your Gun.
The Drama Club is a club for aspiring actors. Participants learn about acting and practice skills that will help them in acting careers. Those who are participating will have the oppurtunity to perform a play for the eighth grade students.
To find more information on activities such as the Political Club, Art Club, Environmental Club, Husky Herald, Literary Magazine, all the clubs described above, and more activities that take place at The Morgan School, visit Activities on The Morgan School website.