Governor Livingston’s Italian Club gives students an opportunity to enjoy and learn about Italian culture beyond an ordinary Italian class. Nancy Luciano, the club’s advisor and Italian class teacher, works to give students a more in-depth understanding of Italian culture.
Italian Club hosted its first fundraiser, a bake sale, on Back to School Night earlier in the year. The student used the money raised to fund other events throughout the year.
Kiera Blake, junior and Co-Vice President of the club, said they “had an amazing turnout of baked goods provided by our members, and a lot of generous donations from parents and faculty.”
Their other events include lunches together featuring Italian foods and desserts, a holiday party, and an end of year dinner at an Italian restaurant.
The club is also a great way for students of Italian to continue studying the language in a fun and relaxed way. Senior Hope Gillon said, “We practice our Italian together. Sometimes the seniors will answer the freshmen and sophomores’ questions.”
The club acts as a setting in which beginner Italian students can benefit from the experience of older students. Freshman Rylee Doll said, “There are many people in the club who are much more advanced in the language, so I know that if I ever need help in Italian I can ask someone.”
The club creates a sense of community and connects students of different grade levels. It is an opportunity for students to broaden their understanding of the Italian language and the culture as a whole.