Gavin Laielli – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Every year teachers volunteer to help Mustangs by becoming advisers of clubs. This year, many teachers have set out a goal to enhance their relationships with students and raise awareness for their causes.

With a total of 58 clubs, advisers all around campus choose to help students collaborate in many ways.

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LRHS English teacher Kristin Wikstrom is a busy club adviser.

English teacher Kristin Wikstrom, who is the sponsor for Girl Up and the new adviser of Students for Safety, believes it is extremely beneficial to connect with students because it is a chance to make a difference on campus.

Wikstrom said, “As a sponsor, I host meetings in my room and aid with paperwork while students work together. The co-=presidents are also very proactive and make it easy to have a group of hard-working girls.”

Junior Marissa Briggs and co-president of Students for Safety said, “It’s a great opportunity to make new friends and accomplish goals as a group that doesn’t have the stress from a normal school day.”

Students for Safety also participates in fundraisers, hosts spirit weeks, and raises awareness about different types of safety in possible emergency situations.

Social studies teacher and sponsor of the Gay-Straight Alliance Benjamin Hall said, “Being a sponsor is a great way to help the community and develop a relationship with students in a low-pressure situation. Not worrying about assignments can take a lot of stress away.”

Certain clubs have a specific period in which you can join, so be sure to check with the club sponsor for further information.