In the zone at In The Game

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In the spirit of stress-relief before midterms, the Junior High Student Government Association (JH SGA) organized a trip for 25 students during eighth and ninth period at In The Game arcade at Sawgrass Mills Mall Dec. 9. 

“We needed to do something to get students engaged,” JH SGA president eighth grader Rebecca Weltmann said. “We needed something to get students to hang out outside of school.” 

This is JH SGA’s second field trip under the direction of their advisor Mrs. Cecilia Case. Last year in the spring, Mrs. Case and the rest of the club organized a field trip that took 15 students bowling, and Mrs. Case wanted to continue to provide JH students with non-educational activities. For an initial $20 fee, JH SGA provided students with lunch, 20 tokens and an hour of unlimited play at the venue. 

At their bowling field trip last year, Mrs. Case noticed students enjoying the arcade at the bowling alley, making In The Game, which offers both arcade games and a mini bowling area, a valuable option for their next field trip. (Photo/Mrs. Cecilia Case)

“From homecoming and getting them involved in the dress-up days and decorating my classroom (the lower school dance room) as a photo booth, we want to get junior high more involved with events on campus,” Mrs. Case said. “That included giving them a field trip day.”

Mrs. Case hopes to do another field trip in the spring and eventually bring back class field trips. 

“Students from different groups got to hang out at this trip, and it was really cool seeing Junior High come together,” Weltmann said. (Photo/Mrs Cecilia Case)

Joanne is a senior at American Heritage School in Plantation, Fla. As a third-year staffer and second-year editor-in-chief, she loves immersing herself in the journalistic field and writing for her publications. Outside of newspaper, Joanne is also co-president of the English Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta math honor society, where she also serves as the student delegate state secretary. Among the other clubs she is a part of, Joanne is also secretary of the linguistics team and Chinese Honor Society, as well as treasurer for Quill and Scroll. In her free time, Joanne loves practicing her photography and going to concerts.

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