Flying L Friends is a Fort Lauderdale High School club that brings together diverse students, allowing them to learn from and appreciate one another.
“Our club is promoting inclusion in school. [Club members] go and help with school work and provide opportunities for socialization and to make friends,” said club sponsor, Ms. Tiffany Colon.
The club uses its students to socialize with the exceptional students. During study hall, members visit the classrooms to help with assignments and play games. At lunch, students have the opportunity for the two groups to sit together, which encourages interaction. They also plan activities, like their holiday celebrations.
Club members have made a positive impact on the students they work with.
“I like how they work with me and help me play the games,” said Marquize Young (10). “It makes me feel happy, and I get excited to see them because we make new friends in school.”
Not only do the ESE students benefit from the interaction, but the mentors also learn from the experience.
“By going to this club I am able to work well with others and be able to communicate with my fellow peers,” shared club member Omnia Fahmmy (10). “I look forward to seeing these students and finding their different interests. I’m excited to see what the students are up to and what they’re working on.”
The club requires an extensive amount of responsibility and has approximately 45 members. To share the burden, there are two of each officer position.
The Flying L officers include President, Constanza Cirigliano (10); Vice Presidents, Marissa Modafferi (10) and Allison Nordyke (12); Secretaries, Savannah Diaz (10) and Makenna Modafferi (12); Historians, Ana Mazin (12) and Sasha Caldwell (12).
The members of Flying L Friends welcome new members committed to advancing their progress with FLHS’s exceptional students. Meetings usually take place in the Media Center or Ms. Colon’s room. Join their Remind @flf22-23 for more announcements.