On Thursday, Sept. 9, the Helias Catholic Ping Pong Club met for the first time this year. The turnout was nothing less than a shock.
“I haven’t seen this many people here since I’ve gone to this club,” Junior Clinton Campbell stated. “It’s more fun to have more people here.”
The Ping Pong Club was held in the Helias Commons, and was packed with members. Around 20 ping pong tables were set up and there were not enough paddles for all of the students there.
“It’s great to know that many people are interested in this club,” President Klint Braun said. “We’ll see if this turnout continues to show up.”
“Most people last year just came to hang out,” said Junior Mark Lamb. “No one really cared about playing ping pong.”
This year was quite different. Faculty were even there taking on students.
“I love playing against teachers.” stated Nick Alexander. “It gives me a chance to teach them some things.” The competition and the thrill to play the game of ping pong have risen this year at the club.
The Ping Pong Club meets every other Wednesday in the Helias Commons or the Old Gym from 7-8:30 p.m.
“We’d love to see this kind of a turnout again, and would encourage even more people to come,” Braun said.