RUSH week is a long-running tradition at Morgan High School that takes place during the second week of school. This is a great opportunity for students to browse what extracurricular activities Morgan High has to offer, in addition to all our athletic teams. It is also an opportunity for clubs and advisors to display and teach prospective members what they are all about.
Wednesday, Aug. 31, and Thursday, Sept. 1, during both lunches, students will find tables, in the commons, set up by different clubs, teams and organizations from the school. During this time, students can decide what might interest them and even find new interests.
This year some old favorites are returning while some new ones are emerging. Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be returning with Hannah Giles and Shyanne Rees as advisors. Brennen Fuller will once again be the advisor for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), while Jennifer Clark will once again be the advisor for FCCLA. Science Olympiad will be led by Shana Croft, and Kayla Rich will be the Art Guild advisor. Michael Ard and Matt Stokes will be advisors for the second year of CardBoard club and Kelly Toomer will be reviving HOSA after several years of not having a club.
New clubs this year are the A Cappella with Katherine Greenfield as the advisor and a Dungeons and Dragons club is in the works that Katrice Maples is helping to get started. Other clubs are working on getting their advisors and paperwork together to be able to promote and recruit during RUSH Week.
The counselors at the high school often, use the list of clubs when new students move in so that they know how to jump in with both feet. Many Morgan High graduate emphasizes the importance of getting involved to experience the best of high school. While there is a week at the beginning of the school year designated for advertising the various clubs, students may join a club at any time of the year.
Friday, Sept. 2, the entire student body will have a combined lunch from 11:30-12:30 sponsored by the CTE department. Hamburgers, chips and drinks will be served during this RUSH Week Barbeque for all students, faculty and staff.
“Let’s kick off a great school year by encouraging the students to join clubs and attend the barbeque,” commented Shasta Brashers, English teacher and SBO advisor at the high school. She said the barbeque is a good time for new teachers, seasoned teachers, staff and students to come grab a burger and get to know each other better.