Photo courtesy of Jena Whiston
National Honor Society by Meg Walker
The National Honor Society hosted a tailgate before the Homecoming football game September 25to raise money for the Whiston family. Members catered the event with help from the faculty; they set up corn hole and worked with the LC War Zone members to support the Whiston Family.
Friends Of Rachel by Alex Cartagena
Every year members of the Friends of Rachel club make putting an end to bullying their main goal. Last year they made hand-prints with inspirational quotes to help boost morale and self-confidence. This year they are expecting their first meeting very soon.
“It’s a good way to spread kindness and efficient way to end bullying.” Madison Townsend, Junior.
Art Department by Caitlyn Jenkins and Sky Nichols
Theater: Theater students are preparing for The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet this fall. The spring musical is The Little Shop of Horrors. They finally got club t-shirts for the drama club.
Dance: Students are learning modern dances. There is also a possible showcase at the end of the year.-Destiny Sonestreet, Sophomore.
Art 1 and 2: There will be an art display at the end of the year. Students are learning how to shade, contrast, and texture. They are also working on some paintings ans small drawings. AP Art students are very busy working on a variety of art projects as well as studying art.
Library by Beatriz de Melo
Art classes are displaying their works among the new books that are coming; don’t forget to check it out! Also, the book sales will be back in a few weeks, said Ms. Susan Thayer, librarian, said. The library is open all day, except for second lunch.
English 9 by Jake Rahming
Mr. Seckman’s ninth grade English classes have been learning the LCHS “Alma Mater” and “Fight Song”. This is somewhat of a tradition in freshman English classes. The class is planning on starting a short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” soon.
Science by Jacob Cruz
In the science department, Mrs. Yvonne Tannous’ biology classes are beginning to study passive and active transport, the Chemistry Club elected officers recently and will begin with food-related experiments, and Mr. Marc Smith will be starting Team Green this week along with the help of Mrs. Davis.
Students are, again, participating, in the WVU College of Engineering’s Annual Pumpkin Drop. Ten teams of ten students each should pre-register with Mr. Marc Smith starting October 4.
Interact by Erica Vandall
Interact is a group of students and staff who get together to make various families’ holidays better. “The club is not active yet, but their first even should take place in October with one to follow in December,” Alexis Hudson, sophomore, said.
Gamers’ Club by Haley Lamb
Plans are underway for the inaugural Gamers’ Club Meeting this year.
An official date has not been set.
Mr. Doug Seckman is the club sponsor.
Youth Alive by Cody Lamb
Youth Alive is holding weekly meetings at 7:30-8:00am. On Wed., Sept. 23, they conducted a “See You at the Pole” event at the flag pole outside of the school where they prayed for our nation, our government, our military, our school, and the church. Everybody was invited to attend.
Youth Alive will be holding a Youth Walk on the first Wednesday in May from Garton Plaza to the Lewis County Park, where there will be a speaker, a band, and other activities.
Youth Alive also caters the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast during Teacher Appreciation Week.
They collected food for the Annual CROP Walk sponsored by the LC Christian Alliance.
HOBY by Sky Nichols
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), a sophomore leadership seminar, is now excepting applications. Each year one student has the opportunity to attend free of charge. This program is targeted to sophomores everywhere, with the hope that they will utilize this seminar in the best possible way.
Students interested in HOBY can express that interest to their school counselor, who then chooses between multiple candidates that they think are most qualified.
Another way that they can select them is through a face to face interview, an essay about leadership, or present your own creative idea.
Music by Aundrea Everitts
“We are proud, we don’t give in, we’re the marching Minutemen!”
The Big Blue Marching Band will perform a medley of contemporary pop music including “Applause” by Lady Gaga, “Creep” by Radiohead, and “On the Floor” by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull.
Members said they hope to get lots of support from the audience.
FFA by Sarah Flesher
Activities are underway for the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) Members were in the Homecoming Parade. Their annual holiday fruit sale will begin October 1. See any member for fruit delivery for the holidays.
Travel West Virginia by Darryen Stump
For the second year in a row, the Travel West Virginia class is taking a trip to Stonewall Jackson Resort for the Hospitality Summit. They will learn how to make valuable contributions to the community, along with participating in various activities to help learn more about the community.
“I think the class is very useful because you learn about your surroundings and you get to go on many trips,” Teresa Varner, senior, said.
Spanish Club by Alexis Hudson
Spanish Club is a group of students mainly within the Spanish classes, but anyone who wants to join is welcome. Mrs. Janet Cutright plans to start meeting in October. In March, they have planned to attend a concert, and the artist is from Argentina.
Cosmetology by Devin Woody
A new addition to Tri-County is the cosmetology program.
Students are doing book work while they wait for the mannequins and other equipment to arrive.
As a cosmetology requirement, students must have a certain number of documented book work hours before they can practice on the mannequins.
Students are excited about the new program, and its offerings.
Office Assistants by Emily Paugh
Office assistants have been busy helping make LCHS move smoothly, assistants said.
They work running errands for office personnel in addition to doing other duties like sorting the mail.
They are not allowed to see any kind of confidential information regarding students or faculty members.
Most said they really enjoy working in the office and helping LCHS.