Clubs at GCHS start off the year


Alyssa Holland

Jayce Pater makes name labels for the Student Council Blood Drive.

Jaida Strahan, Staff Reporter

   With less restrictions this year, Key Club, Interact Club, and Student Council have started off strong.

   After just finishing their fall blood drive, the Student Council had around 85 people sign up to donate blood. Not all of the 85 were eligible due to being under the weight limit and other requirements not met. The blood drive brought in about 55 pints of blood total. 

   “We really had a great turnout, and our Student Council did an amazing job,” council sponsor Eva LeBert said.

   The Student Council will be hosting their Spring blood drive on Feb. 24, 2022. Starting soon the Student Council will begin assisting the Key Club with the Angel Tree fundraiser.

   “Most of the Student Council are involved in other clubs, so we all just sort of help out each other,” LeBert said. 

   The Key Club currently has 21 members involved that have recently participated in two events. Towards the beginning of the year, members helped at the character breakfast put on by Kiwanis Club. More recently, Key Club members volunteered at the Coastal Family Health Family Picnic. 

   “The members help serve lunch and help with games,”  Key Club sponsor Valerie Pierce

   Also, the Interact Club started in September so far they volunteered and helped the Rotary Club by collecting the tickets as people entered the fair.

  “So far 92 people have signed up, but only about half have fully committed and paid the fee. They do have until the end of October to get that turned in,” Interact sponsor Marlana Broadhead said.

   In November Interact members will be a part of the local Gingham Tree event.