New clubs at Wiregrass: The Illuminate club

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The illuminate founders were at the school’s club fair, and hope to gain as many new members as possible.

There have been many new clubs founded this year at Wiregrass, one of which being Illuminate. Illuminate is a religious Christian club that is open to all grade levels.

The Illuminate club is a club where students are able to practice their faith safely and come together as a group for numerous activities. The club was originally created by Jayden Green, a senior at Wiregrass.

I came to this school seeking a place where I can grow in my faith and also be in fellowship with other Christians, [but] I found out there was no club,” Green explained.

Green, elected president of Illuminate, sought to create the club as a comfortable place to make new friends, and bond over shared beliefs. Working alongside Green is the vice-president, Alannis Alvarez.

“[It really is all about] equality, and bringing light into dark times that we have right now,” Alvarez added.

Both girls are very excited for their club as they’ve already begun to gather about 20 new members since its founding, and are looking forward to bringing in even more people.

The club likes to come together during the week to get to know each other and share their faith with one another in a safe, understanding environment. (Alannis Alvarez)

As Wiregrass club rules state, there must be a staff sponsor for each club. So, the girls were happy when Irene Fuller, a teacher at Wiregrass was as spirited as they were about making the club inclusive and fun.

“I really enjoy being able to talk to the students about God freely,” Fuller explains.

The club meets every Wednesday at 7am in Fuller’s classroom.

“A club meeting looks like donuts, the word of God, prayer, and also announcements about remind codes and important information, if we have any,” Green said. “We also have games that we do every meeting, like ice breakers, to get ourselves ready for the word, and talk things out.”

The club is always accepting new members, so contact the club sponsor if interested.