Q&A: Jack Schilling (11)


Jack Schilling (11), shares his feelings about how he manages his time after school with clubs. He managed to attend two after school clubs along with his daily homework.

Eden Schilling

   Q: What clubs are you involved in?

   A: “History Club and Science Olympiad.”

   Q: Do you have a favorite club? Why?

   A: “My favorite club is Science Olympiad because there’s more involvement and I’m always hands-on doing something, learning something.  My friends are [also] in it, I get to work with seniors, I get to go to a lot of competitions.”

   Q: What are the reasons you joined these clubs?

   A: “Because my friends are in it, I go to competitions and I’m able to get really involved with the school.”

   Q: What days of the week and time are these clubs?

   A: “For History Club it’s only on Fridays and Science Olympiad is [scheduled] everyday, but I go Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  For times, they usually stay there until 4:00, but I leave around 3:00 to 3:30 for Science Olympiad. For History Club, they’re shorter, so it lasts only 45 minutes, so I’m out of school at 2:45.”

   Q: What do you do at these clubs?

   A: “For Science Olympiad I’m in different activities that I have to compete with at the competitions.  [For this club] It’s called ‘Wright Stuff’ where I have to build a plane out of wood and grocery bags. I’m also doing a protein modeling, which is a computer software where it gives you the specs which is where it tells you what to build with the different measurements.  It gives it to you on the computer and then you get actual materials like styrofoam, clips, and you label them and show it to the judges where they pick which is the best.”

   Q: Do you think these clubs will help you get into college?  Are they useful?

   A: “I think it’s always good to get into clubs just for you to do something, and hopefully colleges will see you’re active and not just going home and studying for school.  You have other responsibilities to go to.”

   Q: Is there a club that you haven’t joined that you think you might want to join?

   A: “Yeah, there’s a club that I’m not sure if it’s official or not, but there’s a cycling club after school where people would be able to go out and get some exercise by cycling around the school.”

   Q: How much time do you spend at these clubs a week?

   A: “For Science Olympiad it’s about an hour or maybe an hour-and-a-half if you’re pushing it each day, and that’s times three.  For History Club it’s 45 minutes a week.”