Giving Glen Rock a Boost

by Kelly Streaser, Editor-in-Chief

If you have been involved in a club, sport, or extracurricular activity while you have been at Glen Rock High School, then you have benefited from the hard work of the Booster Club.

The Glen Rock High School Booster Club is an organization that is made up of the parents of past and present Glen Rock students. They assist extracurricular activities at Glen Rock High School by providing community and financial support.

A common misconception about the Booster Club is that they deal only with sports; in fact, they support every team, club, and extracurricular activity that Glen Rock offers. For example, the Booster club helps the Glenconian Yearbook financially most years, pays the bus fees for the Model UN, and even buys uniforms for the Chess team.

“We try to assist different clubs or teams each year.  We really try to spread our resources around the school,” said Andrea Vachon, president of the Booster Club for 2013-2014 school year. “Sometimes, we can pay for the entire request or we can give them a portion of the total cost.”

Last year, the Booster Club helped the volleyball team acquire some much needed new uniforms.  Senior volleyball captain, Courtney Schmitt recounted the delight of the team. “We were really excited when [we] heard the Booster Club’s funds had allowed us to get new uniforms and bags with our numbers on them,” she said

In addition to supporting extracurricular activities, the Booster Club also holds the annual Senior Awards Dinner every year at Macaluso’s banquet hall. This dinner is to honor seniors and present them with awards in different categories such as Citizenship, Drama, Chess, and various other sports. Any senior can apply for these awards, and the booster club takes care of paying for and hosting this dinner.

The Booster Club is always looking for new people to get involved. Volunteers can participate in a number of ways, including working at the snack stand during fall and spring sports seasons or selling refreshments and merchandise at winter sporting events.

By getting involved, parents are not only helping out the students of our school system, but also getting to know other parents in the town and even make new friendships.

“I have met a lot of terrific people who I am proud to say are my friends from getting involved with the Boosters,” Vachon explained. “The Boosters [Club] does a lot for Glen Rock HS, and we have a lot of laughs and fun along the way.  It is a win-win situation from my perspective.”

If you, or someone you know wishes to get involved with the Booster Club, you can email Andrea Vachon at [email protected]. There are also monthly meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of each month in Room D-129 at 7:30 PM.

To learn more, you can visit the Booster Club’s website,