Junior Nyro Rattenne hopes to help kids who find themselves struggling with a simple message; you are not alone. He welcomes everyone to join him on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:00 in U318 for SKET: Support, Kindness, Encouragement and Troubleshoot.
Rattenne has not had a great high school experience so far. This club focuses on creating friendships with other students who feel the same.
At meetings, they listen to music, talk about movies, books and anything else on their minds. As more people show up, Rattenne hopes to engage in more group activities.
“I don’t like to think of it as a counseling meeting,” Rattenne said, “I am just here to help in the best way I can.”
Last year, Rattenne used to feel angry and alone, but as he made friends, his outlook on life changed. Today, he is much more positive. Rattenne wants to give back by helping others overcome their problems.
“There are always moments when you think you can’t do anything,” said Rattenne. “You just have to evaluate the situation and think of how things could be worse.”
Senior Nichita Plescian does not consider himself the most social person, but says that this club has been a positive factor in his life.
Rattenne never wants anyone to feel as if they have to go through high school alone.
“I knew there were people who felt they had no one to go to, so I made this club,” said Rattenne. “I want it to be the next big club at Vista.”
Rattenne encourages anyone to visit him Wednesday mornings for extra support.