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Weekly News Update: 4/25

Weekly News Updates are here to tell you the latest news about East’s clubs, organizations and teams. Check in each Monday to stay updated.


Vine Club is not meeting anymore.

Drill team‘s banquet was on April 21. Drill team tryouts will be the week of April 25. Those trying out will learn the flag routine on the first day and begin the dance audition. On days two, three and four, they will review the flag routine and finish learning the dance. On the final day — April 29 — the dancers will actually audition with the dances they learned. There is a different room for each routine, including flag, hip-hop, jazz and leaps and turns. 

Pack of Pals is being taken over by current juniors Ellie Mitchell and Chace Prothe next year. They are trying to plan a picnic for the end of the year.

Junior Board presentations were given on April 11. Winners have been determined, and money allotted to the specified organizations.

At Coalition‘s last meeting, they made a poster that read “Toms” out of members’ feet, to hang up on the main staircase wall for their Toms walk. The Toms walk will take place on May 10, where they will carry the poster and walk from East to Chipotle in their bare feet. The purpose is to help spread awareness about countries in which all people don’t have access to shoes. New board members are also helping plan a pizza party for the senior board members. 

New Spanish NHS members were inducted into the society last week before or after school at an informal induction ceremony. It included an oath in Spanish that ensured the students would push themselves to master their Spanish skills. No news has been announced since induction.

Women’s, Men’s and Choraliers choirs competed at state and all received 2’s, which was on a scale of one to five, with one being the best. Women’s choir will go on a tour on April 27, where they will be singing songs they learned throughout the year, at places like the Brighton Gardens, a senior living center. The rest of the choirs are learning their Michael Jackson songs.

Hammock Club has no current plans for meetings.

Environmental Science Club is planning for their Earth fair, which will take place on April 30.

The Prairie Village Governement hosted an Arbor Day Event on April 23 at 10 a.m. On April 30, at 10 a.m., is the 15th Annual Earth Fair, held at Shawnee Mission East. Current projects for the city include the 2016 Parks Project, Mission Valley Development, Mission Rd. 71st to 75th St, Meadowbrooke Development and Briarwood Elementary.

The Young Republicans Club will be talking about the latest elections and how Trump is becoming more of a calm, quiet candidate at their next meeting.

Link Crew had their first meeting last night for the officers for the 2016-2017 school year on April 20. The new members played the games that the freshmen will play during orientation next year in order to get to know each other better.

Photo Club is working on cyanotypes, which is a type of photography that involves using chemicals and paper to create blu­ish pictures. 

SHARE Special Olympics continues to practice during every seminar, and their soccer tournament will be on May 7.

DECA left for Nashville for the international competition on April 23. Many juniors are going this year.

Freshmen Stuco will be hosting a dessert contest this April 28, during seminar, where they will judge food that each seminar brings in. The winning seminar gets to eat one-third of the desserts.

Sophomore Stuco helped prepare for the Color Run, which took place on April 23.

Girls’ lacrosse played Lee’s Summit North on April 19. JV lost and Varsity won. JV and Varsity both played St. Teresa’s on April 21 as an intraleague game, so it didn’t count in the actual standings. Both teams lost, but the results were better than the previous games against STA earlier in the season. 

Diversity Committee is trying to ride the momentum from Alexavier Galicia’s WAATS wristbands.

Girls’ swim just defeated Lawrence Free State, the team that beat them in state last year, as East took second. 

After SHARE‘s Hillcrest Bubble Soccer Tournament, SHARE is coming to a close for the school year. There is a Lancer Unified Soccer Tournament on May 7th, and the SHARE execs have their graduation on May 17th.

Students from Wyandotte joined the Union at the discussion that took place in seminar about the book, “Some of My Best Friends are Black.” After the assembly was over, they facilitated a Raytown bus tour.

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