Article by Phoenix writer Michelle Paszek ’24:
In History Club, moderated by Mr. Kennedy, students can come together and watch historical films, join in on discussions about historical events and how they relate to current events, take short trips to local historical places, and play board games relating to history.
“We play this game called Conflict,” Junior Nathaniel Gallagher explained. “It was invented by Mr. Kennedy and it’s a mixture of different strategic games, like Risk. We each have a map and troop pieces and everyone gets a piece of land. The goal is to take over every other player. Once your capital gets taken you get eliminated from the board. It’s a lot of fun to play and we have snacks.”
Due to COVID-19, History Club hasn’t been able to take any historical trips over the past year. “We’ve been restricted to the classroom,” stated Mr. Kennedy, “Now, we’re trying to switch it to a history-on-the-go type of thing. I’m trying to get us out of the classrooms and into the museums this year.”
With two sections, one for Latin School students and one for high school students, the history club is still open to any student wishing to join. Students interested can email Mr. Kennedy or show up to a meeting to get added to the club roster.
Junior Peter Mezzich shared, “I enjoy history very much and I thought that I would join History Club as a part of that.”
History Club meets on Mondays after Sodality from 3:30 to 5 PM in room 226.