Your breakdown to new student-led clubs at EHS

Girls Workout Club

Junior Ava Hales started Girls Workout Club to create a judgment-free environment for girls to exercise. The club is partly inspired by Mellanie Pusateri, who teaches Wellness Girls Only Phy Ed, and Hales’ father, who works as a physical therapist and personal trainer. “I want to create a safe space for girls to feel comfortable while working out and learn gym etiquette,” Hales said. “It’s for women to get gains, basically.” Hales hopes the club will give girls an opportunity to have fun at the gym, no matter their physical capabilities. It will meet every Friday before school at 7:30 a.m. in the Fitness Center.

Technovation Girls

Technovation Girls is led by sophomores Lynn Carter and Addie Barmann and aims to promote gender diversity in computer science. “We were initially just really interested in computer science,” Barmann said. “I want to get more women and non-binary people into it, as it’s a very male-dominated field.” The club is named after Technovation Girls, a coding competition that members will compete in each year. The club will meet every Tuesday, from 7:45-8:20 a.m. in N202.

South Asian Society

South Asian Society was established by juniors Zoya Hasan, Afshaan Abu, and Alisha Kalair with the goal of showcasing South Asian culture in an “organic, authentic way” and offering South Asian students a way to feel connected. While the club is oriented toward offering support to South Asian students, Abu hopes that everybody will feel welcome to join and learn about South Asian culture. “Our biggest hope for our club is for it to be a creative community that everyone can feel safe in,” Abu said. In the future, the South Asian Society plans on participating in volunteering projects related to sharing their culture. The club will meet every Wednesday after school in E235.

Fashion History Club

Sophomore Odetta Schrempp wanted to start Fashion History Club to “show initiative and leadership.” She was inspired by Edina High School’s pre-existing Fashion Club and wanted to examine fashion from a different perspective. Under the guidance of Schrempp’s Fashion Design teacher, Lydia Sour, the club will allow people to explore the evolution of fashion and its impact on modern-day society and government. “I want to educate people and also learn more myself through the topics we’ll explore,” Schrempp said. “I hope it won’t be overwhelming… there’s research involved, but it’s not super intense.” The club will meet every other Monday from 7:45-8:20 a.m. in E132. 

Volunteering Club

Sophomores Brooke Budlong and Ruby Dypwick started the Volunteering Club to bring EHS students together and help the Edina community. “[The club is] helping a community while building a community,” Budlong said. “It’s an opportunity to learn new things too.” In the future, the club will participate in a variety of volunteering projects, including working with the nonprofits Feed My Starving Children and GiGi’s Playhouse. The club will meet every other Thursday from 3:30-4:15 p.m. in S282.

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    Lynn CarterOct 2, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    great article, and thanks for the feature!
    -❤️ technovation girls