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Wilson HS Sports & Clubs Adapt to Remote Format

By Arizbeth R.

Despite the remote format, Wilson students still are enjoying extracurricular activities.

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We offer various extracurricular activities at our high school, Woodrow Wilson. We offer many athletic sports, clubs, and different academic programs. It is recommended for students to participate in extracurriculars. They’ll be able to put them in their resumes and college applications. They will also grow from these experiences and become better peers. Our different sports clubs allow students to grow, learn, and have fun interacting with teammates. By participating in these sports, they grow their personal, physical, and communication skills. We have Fall, Winter, and Spring sports at Wilson.

During the Fall we offer football, girls volleyball, and girls tennis. During the Winter, we offer boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, and wrestling. Our spring sports include boys volleyball, boys tennis, softball, baseball, and our track and field team. We also have a drill team, cheer team, and Students Run LA (SRLA). Due to the COVID restrictions our athletic director, Mr. Gonzalez, has strict policies to participate in conditioning for the sports. We offer 11 different clubs at our school. Each club has a different advisor and some of these clubs might not be active due to COVID-19. These clubs give students opportunities to get involved in school and gain experiences and memories.

  1. The AMOUR Club is about having students promote self-love within each individual, which is a character trait that most people don't normally carry-on. The advisor of this club is Mr. Johnson.

  2. The Dance Club performs and motivates school spirit. They also come up with different dance routines.

  3. The Cancer Awareness Club is to raise money for cancer charities and hospitals with cancer patients. They raise awareness with Ms. Welsh-Westfall as the advisor.

  4. The DP Leadership Group fosters a community within the DP Students and Staffs. Activities include fundraise for DP Activities and plan future events for DP Students with Ms. D Barajas.

  5. The Fitness Club welcomes anyone who is striving towards their fitness goals with Mr. Gibson & Rosy.

  6. The Gay-Straight Alliance Club (GSA) promotes tolerance and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth (or anyone who identifies with the LGBTQIA+ community). It is also a safe space for the community.

  7. The Key Club establishes friendships and opportunities and gives back to society by volunteering. The advisor of this club is Mr. Jiang.

  8. The Korean Culture Club explores the traditions and culture of South Korea and allows the members to learn some of the languages along the way with Ms. Leon.

  9. The Robotics Club is for anyone interested in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The advisors of this club are Mr. Chavez & Mr. Ha.

  10. The Science Club explores the crucial concepts of science on various levels and critically analyze how each impacts our world with Mr. Venegas.

  11. The United Students Organization are united in our common interest and dedication towards developing the leadership of other young people through education, culture, and youth organizing. The advisor of this organization is Ms. Almanza.

  12. The Performing Arts Club is open to anyone who is interested. They engage in acting warm-ups and improvisational games! Club meets are every Thursday from 3:15 - 4:00 pm with Ms. Bishopetty.

At our school students have many opportunities for scholarships, academic help, and different programs. The USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative program is only valid for incoming 9th-graders. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a great opportunity for students to become organized and explore their college choices. Upward Bound is also offered for the students this program is a great way to learn about different colleges and advance. TELACU and the IB Diploma program are also great opportunities for students to learn more about colleges and universities.

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