Warren County students will no longer have to ditch school to go fishing as the high school will be offering a new club aimed at teaching students to become better anglers.
In a unanimous vote, the Warren County School Board voted Tuesday night to give the green light to the Warren County High School Fishing Club. The club is being sponsored by J.W. Holt and is at no expense to the school system since club members are expected to provide their own tackle.
“There are college scholarships available for fishing,” said School Board chairman Jeff Lee noting there are presently two Warren County High School graduates on the fishing team at Tennessee Tech. “The student anglers can also compete in the world finals.”
It was pointed out there are numerous tournaments available to school fishing teams. There are also opportunities to learn things like biology, science and ecology while participating in the outdoor activity. Membership in the club would count as an extracurricular activity just like any membership and could be included on a student’s college application.
To be part of the club, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete an online safety course.