Animal rights club formed at HS

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the new club, SHTA, held its first meeting. The SHTA stands for the Students for the Humane Treatment of Animals. It is paired up with many shelters, such as the Cape Ann Animal Shelter, to help out animals in need.

 

Junior Erin Carlson led the first SHTA club meeting. Carlson created this club during her sophomore year in order to help animals in shelters that are in need of love and care. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Erin Carlson led the first SHTA club meeting. Carlson created this club during her sophomore year in order to help animals in shelters that are in need of love and care. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
At the beginning of the meeting, Carlson wrote on the white board the topics  she planned to talk about during the meeting. Some important parts of the club are updating websites, making bracelets to sell in order to raise money, and physically going to shelters to volunteer. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
At the beginning of the meeting, Carlson wrote on the white board the topics she planned to talk about during the meeting. Some important parts of the club are updating websites, making bracelets to sell in order to raise money, and physically going to shelters to volunteer. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
High school students who attended the meeting listened as Carlson talked about what would be expected in the coming year for the SHTA club. The meeting lasted about fifteen minutes and allowed the attendents to learn more about helping the animals in need. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
High school students who attended the meeting listened as Carlson talked about what would be expected in the coming year for the SHTA club. The meeting lasted about fifteen minutes and allowed the attendents to learn more about helping the animals in need. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Allison Krause and History teacher Shannon Alger listened as Carlson talked about the club. Krause and Alger are both supervisors of the SHTA along with math teacher David Alger and chemistry teacher Keith Gray. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Allison Krause and History teacher Shannon Alger listened as Carlson talked about the club. Krause and Alger are both supervisors of the SHTA along with math teacher David Alger and chemistry teacher Keith Gray. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Mara Franklin wrote down her e-mail address and two of the projects that were mentioned during the meeting that she thinks would be the most interesting and helpful. Everyone who attended the meeting was asked to do this in order to contribute to the club. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Mara Franklin wrote down her e-mail address and two of the projects that were mentioned during the meeting that she thinks would be the most interesting and helpful. Everyone who attended the meeting was asked to do this in order to contribute to the club. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

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