BASS Club joins rank of other DMS groups

Kloie Jones and Maddie Caldwell

Tres Culberson
Gaby Hilton is a member of Duncan Middle School’s newest club, Bass Club.

Duncan Middle School students are getting the opportunity to be one with the great outdoors, while getting to make friends.

This year, the middle school added the BASS Club with the first meeting taking place in September. The DMS BASS Club started because of an increased interest by middle school students in fishing and other outside activities, adviser Marinda Cook said.

Cook, who teaches sixth-grade math at DMS, said the BASS Club offers another way for students to be involved in their school.

The Duncan High School was first to add a BASS Club. The first meeting of the high school’s group was during the 2017-18 school year.

Gaby Hilton, a seventh-grade student at Duncan Middle School said she loves being outdoors and she has enjoyed getting to make new friends.

“BASS Club is all about being outdoors, fishing and getting to know people,” Hilton said.

The DMS BASS Club meets every month from 8 to 8:30 a.m. during late start Mondays. The next meeting is set for Jan. 14. The club meets outside when weather permits or in the DMS science lab when needed.

Dues for the club are $20 annually. There are between 20 to 35 students who attend each meeting.