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Class Act: Capital High "Activity Day"

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Incoming freshman get a hero’s welcome as they enter the Capital High gym and that welcome continues from booth to booth as they explore their opportunities for next year.

"I plan to do German Club and Speech and Debate, various activities."

Justin Johnson says he was surprised how enthusiastic his future classmates were to greet them.

"I was expecting to see just a bunch of booths that advertised and we did see that, but what I didn't expect to see was the extent they went to show that,” says Johnson.

While the new class is looking to find their niche, the older students are looking for new participants in the ones they’ve already found.

"We have like seven really dedicated seniors and we're losing all of them and so we need some more really dedicated kids that will stay in the club for a while,” says Anita Ratcliff, Robotics Club President.

Capital High Principal Elisabeth Hudnutt says whether it’s athletics, or music, or art, there should be something here for everyone.

"We know that the busier kids are the less downtime they have and the less downtime they have the better their lives are,” says Principal Hudnutt.

When Johnson starts school in the fall, he’ll have plenty of choices to make about how he spends his next four years.

"They really showed how fun the activities really could be,” says Johnson.

But he and all the Capital High students involved will be spending them as Class Acts.

                       

Story by Ryan Whalen, Beartooth NBC.
Sponsored by Sylvan Learning Center of Helena.
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