The Ambassadors Program, a new club at NLA, has many plans for the upcoming school year including parties for 8th and 11th grades as well as the 7th and 10th grades. Another idea being considered is a spring dance.
The ambassadors program was originally started last year,” said Abbey Millerbernd (12), the club’s leader. “Ryan Olsen (10) and I …just decided that we should try and get everyone involved in everything so then when the 9th graders come up they already know the seniors.”
Ambassadors Club held its first event this year, when it hosted a party for 9th and 12th graders to get to know one another.
Since then it has grown considerable amount. It now has 10 to 12 members and has organized one event as a group. The club is led by Millerbernd and Hannah Quarnstrom (10).
The main goal of the Ambassadors Club is to unite the students in the upper school and middle school.
Quarnstrom, Ambassadors Club’s secretary and treasurer, said the main goal of Ambassadors Club is to “make the school one big family and make sure everybody knows everybody.”
By the looks of it, they are accomplishing their goal. Their first event with seniors and freshmen turned out to be very successful.
Quarnstrom said, “After the 9th/12th grade party, so many freshmen came up to the seniors to talk. That means they’re not afraid anymore and then we are becoming a better family.”
Millerbernd agreed saying, “I think that the ambassadors program has impacted the North Lakes Academy community by getting everyone to know everyone.”
In the future, Ambassadors Club plans to organize a party for the 8th and 11th grades as well as the 7th and 10th grades. The Ambassadors Club might even plan a spring dance.
“It’s more than an idea,” Quarnstrom said about the dance, “It’s going to happen.”