Theodore Roosevelt once said, "The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." The Gibbons History Club takes this advice to heart. Whether club members are watching a movie, enjoying a field trip, or participating in a debate, they devour as many interesting facts as they can. They are inspired not only by personal pleasure but also by a desire to understand why the world is as it is today and what it may be like in the future.
As History teacher and club adviser Taylor Blanton explains, "They want to think of history more as not just something you read in a book but (as something) always... going on in people's lives."
The club is open to anyone who has an interest in history, contributing to the club's diversity. Members of the club include media students, athletes such as basketball players and baseball players, and students of all grade levels. The mix of personalities has enhanced the existing club activities and has allowed it to come up with many new ideas This year, the club aimed to be more active, particularly by holding more debates. The first debate of the year was about the 2016 presidential candidates, and it was an immense success. One goal of History Club President Jack Sabye was to listen to the club member's suggestions in order to improve their experiences. Landmark Staff Writer
"History Club has given me both a deeper understanding in the events that surround us and a very fun time, " said 2016 History Club Secretary, Justin Kissell '16 (above, middle)