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Engineering club is off to bigger and better things


Some 15 students wander into room 1202 on a Thursday afternoon. This meeting is for a club that is taking Huntley High School by storm. That club is none other than Engineering Club.

Engineering Club is one of the many new clubs to create success for Huntley High School. That success is brought on by the students who are driven, and are always willing to succeed.

However, those students would not have learned how to succeed without enrolling in Introduction to Engineering. The class teaches basic engineering skills, and those students willing to expand their skills could later join Engineering Club.

The club has been running for two years and mostly consists of freshmen and sophomores. However, the club is open to juniors and seniors as well.

Amanda Henk is one of the teachers who leads Engineering Club. She teaches and guides that motivation inside the class, and outside within the club.

“The club is student driven, so they are thinking of their own ideas,” said Henk. “Students also do built projects at the beginning of the year where we raced student built electric boats, and we had a visit to Elgin Community College  for a maker fair to see if we can compete in their shark tank competition next year.”

According to Henk, Engineering Club has done some amazing built projects this school year. Henk also wants to expand Engineering Club for the next school year by hosting National Engineering Week, and try to gain a bigger involvement with the school as a whole.

“You are going to find people that share your interests, but there is a lot of different  things to do, and a lot of different ways to get involved,” said Henk. “ You don’t have to be really good at just building or at 3D modeling, there are a lot of different skill sets for students.”

So if you want to get involved in a club that is rapidly expanding, races electric boats, and tinkers with voltage to create a small windmill, then Engineering Club is for you. Join now, because the club is on to bigger and better things.

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