Inter Club Council evokes unity within the school community


Khadija Sissoko

ICC sponsor, Wendy Tate, smiles in front of the presentation at their first meeting on Nov. 15 in the schola.

Khadija Sissoko, Staff Writer

An Inter Club Council has been established at Ocean Lakes in November, making new introductions in the schola. 

“ICC is an open and safe space for students to grow, work together and receive feedback on their club events,” said senior Kaylyn Lupino.

According to Kaylyn, Inter Club Council is not like other clubs. In fact, it’s more of a network hub than a club.

Rather than replicating events and stepping on each other’s toes, the club wants to support one another by ensuring everyone has a chance to succeed and reach the school community.

“The purpose of the club is to prevent things like donuts and Chick-fil-A biscuits being sold on the same day. We don’t want to steal each other’s spotlight,” said sponsor Wendy Tate.

The club’s main goal is to improve communication and share ideas between clubs. 

“The idea was initiated over the summer by a group of our students at the Virginia Beach Leadership Workshop, and they are excited to be finally putting their ideas into action,” said SCA adviser Jennifer Leary.

Inter Club Council encourages students from different clubs to interact and share advice.

“We want the leaders of these clubs to learn from each other. We want them to share what strategies have worked well for them, as well as those that didn’t. It’s a learning experience for all,” said Tate.

Since there are over 80 clubs in the school, communication can get tricky at times, so SCA, the Student Cooperative Association, decided it was time to create more organization and unity around its clubs.

“It’s important to know what’s going on around the school and what projects certain groups are working on. That’s why we’ve asked one representative from each club to attend our first meeting,” said Leary.

For more information, contact Wendy Tate in room 122.