By Alysa Rippee
Cougar News Blog
The Leo Club has been recruiting students around both Cactus Canyon Jr. High and Apache Junction High School. To get the club together for bonding, eighth grade teacher James Gibson and high school teacher Alec McDaniel set up a special movie night for the members.
The movie night was held at Cactus Canyon and all middle school and high school Leo Club members were invited to attend. Although it was too cold to watch the movie outside like the group originally planned, the club was able to move into the 500 building. The event occurred on Dec. 6 from 6-8:30 p.m.
“It (was) a time for us to hang out with some friends, watch a movie, and have some fun,” eighth grader Yasinya Peterson said.
Since LEO Club is new, Gibson and McDaniel said bonding is important because they want the members to get along.
“I want the students to get to know each other and have a chance to socialize,” Gibson said. “I also want the students to begin taking charge and creating a direction for the LEO Club.”
The club watched the first Spiderman together. Nine members showed up and voted for a president, vice president, treasurer, social events director, and service events director. They also discussed possible future projects including an Adopt a Highway and collecting water for the homeless when it gets warmer outside. These are the kinds of things that the LEO Club will be participating in since it is a service club to help out the community.
“Serving your community takes teamwork and cooperation which starts with getting to know each other and trusting each other,” Gibson said.