Polish Club teaches native culture

Jade Lewis, Staff Reporter

Students who are interested in learning Polish history, language, cuisine and culture can go down to room 138 every Tues. from 3:30-4:30 to attend Polish club. Students do not have to be of Polish descent to join, and the activity bus will be provided for transportation home.

Polish club is an extracurricular activity that falls under cultural and ethnic clubs at Elk Grove High School. The club promotes the Polish culture through various activities and field trips to culturally relevant places and events.

The mission of Polish club is to help the students discover their Polish ancestry and to introduce non-Polish students to Polish culture. In addition, Polish club will seek to promote collaboration among other ethnic and multicultural clubs and events.

English teacher, Izabella Wnek said that the reason she sponsors Polish club is because she believes “that the Polish language is important because it’s the second or third most spoken language in Chicago.”

Polish Club will be hosting a paczki sale (a Polish jelly-filled yeast donut sale) in the foyer from Wed., Oct. 28th through Fri., Oct. 30th during all lunch periods to celebrate Polish-American Heritage Month. They will also have a cultural display table for EGHS students to check out while they are buying paczki.

In addition, they will be having a school-wide Polish Club t-shirt designing contest. Any student can create a design/logo for Polish Club and submit it to [email protected] or turn in a hard copy of the design to Wnek. All design submissions are due by Nov. 24. The winner will receive a free t-shirt and a $20 gift card.