Wilson opens its doors to the community
By CAROL LI
Wilson hosted its annual Open House to showcase its variety of programs on Monday, Jan. 22.
The event featured a variety of school organizations such as Yearbook and the Science Olympiad team, allowing attendees of all ages to experience an aspect of high school. Furthermore, Voices of Wilson, Wilson Jazz Band and Catstyles Theatre performed in the Little Theater, and food truck “Richeez” sold grilled cheese sandwiches and fries.
According to ASB advisor Patricia Branconier-Habash, Open House provided information and answers to questions from students and parents.
“Students got to see the programs, organizations, classes and different opportunities that they can be involved in,” Branconier said. “It was nice to see numerous parents and potential transfer students interested in our school.”
ASB prepared for Open House by breaking up into groups and setting up tables and chairs for booths. Additionally, students also created posters to guide attendees to different areas.
Parent Karen Lee says that she attended the event to learn about the different courses Wilson offers.
“I wanted to learn more about the school’s courses and pathways. Since my child is interested in [Wilson’s performing arts program], we [wanted] to meet the band director,” Lee said.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) historian sophomore Victor Ye believes that Open House encouraged students to become involved in activities and hopes it will increase FBLA membership in the future.
“Open House opened doors [for] people of different ages to learn more about our school’s achievements,” Ye said. “I enjoyed seeing all the students [showcase] their clubs, and I hope to recruit more members for FBLA.”
ASB’s next event will be Most Inspirational luncheon on Jan. 26.