Apex High School will be implementing its Writing Center beginning on Nov. 10 in room 607 during first lunch and 609 during second lunch and afterschool. Led by students who have been recommended by their teachers as having strong writing and communication skills, the program’s student volunteers will aid others in “becoming more comfortable with sharing their ideas and more confident in their [writing] abilities”. The student-run program, aided by advisors Emily Whitsett and Emily Collis, will be available for twenty-minute sessions during both lunches and after school until 3:15 on Tuesdays.
Volunteers of the program will assist others of all grade levels in their ability to approach, organize, and format various forms of written works. Assistance will not be limited to writing pertaining to the English department but will also extend to college essays, applications, and advice on recreational writing. The “trial-run” of the new center will last only until the end of first semester, on Jan. 15. As the program is anticipated to be a major success, after first semester, the center is expected to gain more members and change their availability schedule.