This year Payson Junior High is again offering 4-H clubs after school. There are 10 clubs offered with about 75 total students regularly attending one of the 10 clubs. Most of the clubs are supervised by Payson Junior High School’s teachers; however, some are supervised by members of the community. The current schedule of clubs will run from September to the first of January. 4-H clubs offered at the school on Mondays include Guitar Club with Mr. Plaisted, Chess Club with Mr. Ward, and Edible Art with Ms. Ogden. On Tuesdays, Biking Club with Mr. Archer and Read’em and Weep Book Club with Mrs. Jones are offered. Wednesday’s clubs feature Latin dancing with Mrs. Redmond and Zumba Fitness with Ms. Adams. Students can attend Club Bling on Thursdays with Mrs. Grotegut. Space Camp with Mrs. Tanner and Hooked on Crocheting with Mrs. Gutierrez round out the week’s 4-H schedule on Fridays.
Mrs. Ethridge, the supervisor and coordinator of the 4-H program at the school, is excited about the student and community involvement. “We have three club leaders who do not work at the school doing clubs for us,” said Ethridge. She also stated, “We still have room for more students and we are always looking for people in the community to come and help with the clubs.” Mrs. Ethridge would also like students, parents, and community members to know that information about the 4-H program and clubs can be found at the Google site that is linked to Payson Junior High’s website.