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Student-Led Crimson Coloring Club Debuts at Maple Grove Senior High

Oct 08, 2017 07:30PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Crimson Coloring Club (photos provided by Jeff Nelson)

A new club has started at Maple Grove Senior High School with a bit of a different twist than the traditional student organizations.

 “I wish there was some really interesting way I came up with this club, but to be completely honest the idea came to me when I was riding in the car with my other two friends Emily and Marisa. I just yelled out ‘hey guys I have an idea!’  And, the Crimson Coloring Club was born,” Maple Grove Senior High student Sam Morgan said.

She approached Maple Grove Senior High Visual Arts Teacher Jeff Nelson to see if he could be staff support. 

“She apparently thought I would be a good match to help host the club,” he said. “To be honest, I think I might be as excited as they are. Her idea was to have fun, to provide people a way to de-stress, and build positive social relationships.” 

October 4 was the first meeting for the group, which hopes to meet monthly. The organizers bring in crayons, markers, and coloring sheets and encourage students to “sit down and color,” according to Morgan.

“It's a great thing for people who don't feel like they fit into other clubs,” Morgan said. “It's a thing that anyone can do because there's no expectations, it's just coloring! Coloring is proven to relieve stress and wake up your brain so the morning is a perfect time to prepare your brain for the day!”

Currently, Morgan and her friends are supplying the crayons and markers for the group, but could be seeking donations if the club becomes larger. 

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