President Courtney Chapman has been in the drama club for 4 years now, along with assistant Matthew Barry. They hope the drama club will be left in good hands after they graduate in 2019.
The drama club was created to have a safe place to be able to express one’s inner feelings, without being judged, made fun of, or laughed at. The purpose of the club was to encourage students to be themselves and have fun. Anyone, of any grade, is welcomed to join. “Come have fun with us, we come together as a community and perform. We all just have a good time together” states Courtney. “Drama has helped me evolve into who i am today, definitely have come out of my shell because of drama.” says Matthew.
The drama club would like to have everyone in Desert involved, whether it be helping set up, auditions, donating, just anything. “Joining drama club has helped me make many new friends.” Courtney stated. The environment in drama club is very laid back and fun. Everyone is there to do nothing but to have fun.
Drama has meetings during the first 15 minutes of drama class. Also at lunch but that is just for officers. Please come support our fellow classmates in the drama club.
To start off Cross Country exists, it is a sport where the participant will run a three mile or three point one mile race. The team run all over the place but they stretch and warm up on the, or by the practice field.
The team will accept new people to the fun but brutal sport. So if you want to run with them go to the practice field by 3:15 in running clothes and shoes, be ready to train.
You should join Cross Country because you could make some friends and be happier with the newer fitter you. Some people you could become friends with are Caleb, Brecken, Dylan, and Devina. All of them are led by our two coaches Coach Phil, and Coach Perry.
Caleb says to all people wishing to join, “Cross Country is a fun sport.” This shows you that even the athlete who pushes their body to the limit can still have fun in the exciting, and beautiful sport.
Join us this season and Go scorpions.
With several students participating in the wrestling preseason going on, anticipation for the first tournament is high. Currently, 5 members go to the track after school to practice endurance and raise their cardio, as well as work out in the weight room to get stronger, in preparation for the season. We surveyed 2 of the 5 wrestlers and their answers were very interesting.
One wrestler, Matthew Valdez, described his previous wrestling season as “litty”, and he said he would do it over and over again. He is very excited about preseason starting, he entails, “It is increasingly difficult everyday, but I am getting stronger and faster each day”. He cannot wait to, “Destroy people on the mat”, when wrestling preseason is over.
Another veteran wrestler, Leaaron Santos, has wrestled for 4 years now and aspiring to go to state this year. He describes his previous wrestling season as “buffening” and he has grown 10x stronger. His goals for this upcoming wrestling season is to, “Give every other school the ‘donk’ “, which means he will get a win every match and all the other schools will lose to him. When asked why he believes not too many people wrestle, he responded with “I guess some people can’t handle the intensity of the sport, they might be intimidated”.
The team is confident in the ability of themselves and their coaches. So with morale high and practices already tough, it’s looking like a good season for the boys and girls in the Desert wrestling team!