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Slip Stitches and Clove Hitches – Upcoming Clubs

Sadie Burt/Brandy Dearing
Sadie Burt (left), president of Climbing Club, poses at the first volunteer meeting and Mrs. Dearing (left) and members of Stitch Perfect pose for a photo during their second meeting this year. The climbing meeting took place at Movement in Grapevine, Texas, and Stitch Perfect met on Thursday, August 30th, and started the new project for the month. “I want to help to show how amazing climbing is to other people,” Burt said. “You can come in and just work on whatever project you’re working on,” Dearing said.

Passion and opportunity colliding between teachers and students create the best clubs, and there are a couple of new ones this year that are just that. Years of passion for crocheting have brought together teachers and students to form Stitch Perfect. Similarly, a love for rock climbing and volunteer opportunities have inspired more students and teachers to come together and create a Rock Climbing Club for anyone as well.

Many of the students of Flower Mound opt to join clubs that peak their interest, but what if you don’t know what to join? Do you want to learn something new, make some more friends? Here are two clubs anyone can join to try and learn something new or just have fun.

Stitch Perfect is open for new members this year, offering good experiences for any and all students. Stitch Perfect is a crochet and knitting club that meets every Wednesday afternoon at Room 2130, and teachers Brandy Dearing, along with Elaine Hitch and Robin Yost, sponsor the Stitch Perfect Club with juniors Mackenzie Pittman and Nicole Stoltz. 

“The goal for Stitch Perfect is that I want all of the students that want to be involved to feel like they belong somewhere,” Dearing said.

Dearing shared her passion for crochet and what she wanted students to gain from her club. After learning that her students Stoltz and Pittman enjoyed crocheting, the club was soon formed. Dearing expressed her ideas and goals for the club, which were to form a community where students and teachers could build off each other with crochet and knitting and make something new. Stitch Perfect is open to everyone, whether they can crochet, knit, or not.

Members vote for a new project every month, and students are given creative freedom to work on their own projects as well. The club has no demanding expectations, just that students have a good time.

The Rock Climbing Club is also welcoming new members this year. Climbing Club meets every Monday morning at 7:45 in Room 2470. Teachers Melissa Edgu and Sarah Blair are sponsoring the Climbing Club with junior Sadie Burt as president.

Sadie Burt is a junior and has loved rock climbing since she was eight years old. Six months ago, she found out about United Rocks, an organization that helps kids with disabilities by teaching them motor skills through climbing.

“Even if I don’t have the best day I’m still getting to climb and that in itself is a blessing. That’s why I do it. And I want to be able to bring that to other people,” Burt said.

Sadie had begun participating in United Rocks and wanted to bring in more volunteers while also bringing the joy and passion of climbing to others. Members of the club can meet on Sundays in Movement Gym to volunteer from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and can stay to climb for fun afterwards if they want. Monday meetings take place before school to regroup and discuss the next Sunday meeting.

All the teachers and students who’ve dedicated themselves to their clubs, whether crochet, knitting, or rock climbing, want to bring in new members to share what they love. These clubs are passion-driven, for trying new things, meeting new people, and gaining more experiences.

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