Game Club

October 24, 2022

Senior Tayten Stein holds up his lego creation. He has been interested in legos since he was younger.

Laney Brosam

Senior Tayten Stein holds up his lego creation. He has been interested in legos since he was younger.

According to “The Life-Changing Power of Extracurricular Activities,”  “Extracurriculars are vital because they impart a wide variety of other concepts and knowledge that we don’t always get to communicate in the classroom.” This explains that when you are in an extracurricular activity, you will gain more knowledge and different skills that you wouldn’t get just from school. 

If you want to start a club, you can gladly do so. “If a club doesn’t exist, you might need to start it. This can be quite a bit of extra work on your part, but you get the added bonus of exposing your students to something completely new and original.” You can get creative with what you want to start, just ask a friend and teacher to help get you started. 

This is exactly what Sponsor Randall Simpson did for Game Club. Devlyne Sunderman wanted to start up a game club three years ago. “Devlyne seemed very passionate about the game club,” said Simpson.

Game Club consists of many different games, including video games, chess, board games, tournaments, and holiday parties. At these holiday parties, the club watches a movie and has snacks to have a fun time. To add even more fun, there are prizes if you win the game that the club is playing today. For example, the Game Club is shooting to win a $15 McDonald’s gift card today. 

To get involved in the game club, all that you need to do is show up to Simpson’s classroom on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. There, you can sign up for Google Classroom to get all the action and information. 

Game club is a very fun, supportive, and “inclusive” group to be a part of. Because of this group of kids that maybe don’t have a place where they feel like they belong, they can always come to the game club. “A lot of these kids [shy kids] in your classroom are in-game club where they break out of their shells.” For Simpson, the game club is refreshing and enjoyable. 

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