Before we all departed for Spring Break on Friday, April 31, students had the ability to vote for Logan High’s new SBOs for the upcoming school year. Out of all the candidates who ended up running, only nine were picked. Out of those, Klara Ricks was elected to be our new activities and clubs vice president.
In an interview, Ricks mentioned that her biggest goal is to involve as many people as she can. Ricks said, “Activities and clubs are one of the biggest ways to include a wide variety of students, and that’s where the good stuff happens, because you spend time with the people you are surrounded by.”
Ricks hasn’t been involved in student government prior to this year, but she has been involved in many clubs like the Logan Environmental Action Force (LEAF), Drama, and also participates in Musical and Track.
“Activities and clubs are one of the biggest ways to include a wide variety of students, and that’s where the good stuff happens, because you spend time with the people you are surrounded by.”
Ricks’ involvement in LEAF is mostly competing with the team at Envirothon. Together they work hard to present solutions to environmental issues and test their knowledge. The team was very proud because they took first in the Wildlife category. Ricks says she loves this club because “of the passion and drive everyone has within it. LEAF pushes for change, with the sole purpose of making the world a better place.”
In Drama Club, under Mitzi, Ricks competes every year in events at the drama competition and theater conference. There, she says, “I am able to engage in music, acting, and more with my talented friends.” Ricks also has jumped varsity pole vault and has loved track.
In the spring school play “Blithe Spirit,” Ricks played the character of Elvira. Elvira is a ghost, set out to destroy her husband’s second marriage. Ricks portrays this sly, and very funny character. When asking Ricks why she is so involved in plays and musicals she responded, “I have helped out with set all my life and really try to learn my lines no matter what the circumstances are. I love this because of all the wonderful people I’m surrounded by. They all posses this hard working and talented demeanor. I just love being on the LHS stage and working with Mitzi Mecham. I am so grateful for her because she has expanded my abilities.”
Ricks added that she has loved musicals all her life, and has been taking voice lessons and trying out for shows for a long time. She says she loves the community and high school theatre and is very fortunate for what she has been able to gain and experience from them. One of her greatest accomplishments so far was participating in the professional theatre at the Utah Festival Opera last season.
Ricks closed with describing the high school experience as ”an opportunity of a lifetime. So let’s embrace the Grizzly experience while it’s here.”