Students piece together to relieve stress at Puzzle Club


Seniors Rachel Van Voorhies and Ioana Tcholakova put together the pieces at Puzzle Club meeting in club sponsor Jenna Pritchard’s room, B232, on Oct. 13. Photo by Sawyer Osmun.

Sawyer Osmun, Reporter

Students who need stress relief and food with friends can join Puzzle Club. According to Dr. Newtons, concentrating on the puzzle pieces might help direct the mind away from negative and stressful thoughts.

Members meet from 3-4 p.m. every Thursday in club sponsor and social studies teacher Jenna Pritchard’s room, B232.

“Our club is an overly social and fun, casual club. We have a puzzle that we keep on a trifold board that we work on weekly because we’re not usually able to finish a puzzle in one day. We just meet up, we have a lot of food, and we just kind of talk a lot and have fun and do the puzzle together,” club president senior Ioana Tcholakova said.

Tcholakova is in charge of meetings and the club’s social media account on Twitter.

“This year, we’re trying to get a lot more involvement. Last year it was basically just the same three people. This year, we’re trying to kind of promote that it’s like a really fun, exciting thing to do,” Tcholakova said. “Right now, we’re mostly doing just like verbal, we’re telling people about it. It’s kind of hard because a lot of people are really busy.”

The club currently has seven members, but new people join each week.

“We really want people to come out of the club with a positive attitude. We want people to have fun and be happy,” Tcholakova said.

For more information on Puzzle Club, contact Pritchard.