Before the coronavirus abruptly ended the 2019-20 school year, a few of Westfield’s trailblazing students founded two new organizations–one for lovers of the human race and another for those interested in boosting their health.
The Humanism Club
Anthony Kang, 11, founder of the new Humanism club, describes his brainchild in lofty terms: “The club is all about finding one’s authentic self, discovering one’s full potential, and getting in touch with one’s inherent goodness.”
Humanists believe that when people are in touch with their inherent goodness, they will find the path to discovering their maximum potential. Followers of Humanism believe their philosophy offers benefits to both the mind and soul.
“The mission of the club is to advocate humanism while also trying to add service to the school by offering to aid teachers, custodians, and others, ” reflected Kang.
Some services include helping clean up, saying a simple “hello,” and doing out of school tasks such as planting trees. The club welcomes students of all grade levels.
Kang claims that “it can actually be extremely liberating as humanism allows one to have the freedom to fix the mistakes of the past and change the future.”
The club is sponsored by Jake Johnson, Social Studies teacher. When the world once again allows humans to congregate, the Humanists will meet in Trailer 8.
The Lettuce Club
Many people are wondering how they can improve their physical health. The Westfield Lettuce Club was born from the hope of inspiring students to eat mostly plant based foods, which are said to make the body fit and healthy.
The Lettuce Club was founded by Caleb Caiazza, 11, Nick Lottchea, 11, William Beamon, 11, Brennan Dolan, 11, and Jack Liskey, 11.
Some students think the Lettuce Club is a joke “because we’re a community of happy people that is trying to make clubs fun again,” reported Caiazza.
“You are allowed to eat meat while you are in the club, but you may not eat meat during one of our meetings,” Caiazza added.
The club is made up of top performing athletes, who hope that more of Westfield’s athletes will follow their example.
Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers Offensive Tackle, follows the diet and is one of the best offensive lineman in history. Many athletes across the world use these plant based diets, to help them perform at their best ability, say the Lettuce Club founders.