By Tessa Rendina
Looking for inclusion and new friendships? Best Buddies meets Mondays second half in C113. President Ana Mellos said the club “really does affect the lives of students with disabilities by allowing them to be included within our school. Everyone in the club can learn something whether they have a disability or not.” She continued, “It means the world to me when I hear from a student with a disability or their parents that this has changed their lives.” Last year, the club participated in game nights, indoor and outdoor movies, a mall scavenger hunt, corn maze, and a 5k. Going forward, Best Buddies is planning new events, such as PB&J (Pizza, Bingo, and Jam) nights and a Dance-a-Thon in December.
Recently, a few of the members were able to go to a fire station and experience what it’s like to be a “Firefighter for a Day”. The group, including members Caleb, Lindsay, and Kobe, got to put out fires, ride in the fire truck, and even got featured on Fox 45.
Ms. Plitt feels, “It’s a wonderful club that has grown so much since 2008! It adds so much energy to our wildcat culture!”