Makaela Patten, Staff Writer

Here at HHS we have a plethora of clubs for pretty much anything you could imagine. One of the newest/least known was started by two freshman girls, Lillie Belle Goodson, and Hailie Breeden. “Hailie and Lillie would play it every day in gym, so they asked Coach Bryant if they could start [the club], and he said sure,” said Savannah Dicky, a freshman club member. “He was fine with it, and wanted to be the sponsor,” said Hailie, “we told everyone about it, made all the stuff, and handled sign ups. Mr. Bradford was really cool about it too, giving us the okay to make this a real club. There wasn’t one like it at the time, and we thought it would be cool to have one.” Badminton is slowly gaining traction around the United States; many high schools having teams and clubs dedicated to the sport. In fact, more than 15,000 high school students are playing badminton competitively, per a survey done by the National Federation of State High School Associations. “We meet every Wednesday in the gym and play for half of lunch, or all of lunch if you want to stay,” said Hailie, “our main objective is just for everyone to do what they love, have fun, and be with their friends.” Savannah added in, “It isn’t mandatory for club members to come every Wednesday, come whenever you can! Non-club members are welcome too.” If you are free any Wednesday during lunch, come down to the gym to play badminton and hang out with friend; you won’t regret it!