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Green Machine is the WMC Student Spirit Club for Students

Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

Green Machine is a school spirit squad that allows WMC students to support athletes in various school sporting events all year long. The club is always looking for loud and proud Warriors that enjoy lifting others up…and don’t mind wearing a little GREEN & WHITE face paint!

Sporting full face paint, sophomore Isaiah Barco-Morales waves during a time-out.

The student-run group meets weekly and coordinates the themes for upcoming games, the cheers and what games will be played pep rallies. The duties are delegated and everyone works together to make it happen! 

Jersey night at WMC.

One of the fun parts about Green Machine is the variety of jobs that are involved in the club:

  • lead students in cheers
  • poster maker
  • social media poster
  • gym decorator
  • spokesperson at events
  • Warrior flag runner
  • T-shirt launcher
  • Video Editing & Graphic Design

The 2020 Green Machine Seniors started a Featured Warrior Athlete video series this year. Here are the interviews:

“Being a part of Green Machine gives you a chance to connect with peers of all grade levels in a way that you usually don’t get a chance to in class,” shares Senior Chloe Mitchell and Green Machine member.  

Senior Grace Vanbeeks cheers on the Warriors.

WMC middle schoolers and our elementary feeder school students have their own Mini-Green Machine spot right next to the high schoolers, so they can join the fun and be a part of the WMC Community even before they get to high school. 

WMC Green Machine’s Senior Isaiah Visker enjoys Mini-Green Machiner Owen Annema (from Grand Haven Christian School) at a Warrior basketball game.

“Little ones have a blast at Warrior games,” explained Senior Grace VanBeek and Green Machine member. “We love seeing them come dressed in Warrior gear or for a theme night. It makes it a fun event for the whole community!” Encouraging, supporting and helping is a fun way to live out true Authentic Biblical Community!   


WMC grads like Anna Sytsema (2019 grad) often visit Warrior Gym to join the Green Machine fun!

But Green Machine is not for the reserved or quiet types. Being loud enough so that the competing sports teams can hear is key in this club. 

So if you are a student who is good at getting people excited about what you are excited about, SIGN UP to apply for your spot on Green Machine, next year! 

Senior Luke Moorhead leads Green Machine!

W – A – R – R – I – O – R – S !!!!!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RANDY

A heartfelt THANK YOU to Randy Riksen who shoots our games for local sports media outlets and always shares with us. Grateful for you Randy!

If you want to purchase any of his photos please CONTACT HIM directly.

WMC Yearbook Club 2019-’20

As a student at Western Michigan Christian, there are many extracurricular activities that students can get involved with. These students (pictured above) work all year to create the yearbooks for all WMC students.

From left to right:  Ms. Van Wyhe, Tes Schipma, Tori Zuber, Katie Olsen, Olivia Brower, Olivia Kuiper.  Not pictured Yearbook Club Members: Anh Lan Nguyen, Kim Nguyen, Mallorie Holub, Michelle Johnson, Thy Uyen Pham, and Isabel Post. 

The WMC 2020 Yearbook Club includes eleven students who have been working since September 2019 to make the yearbook.  Students of all class levels work together to function as event photographers, copywriters, reporters, graphic designers, editors. “We identify each person’s gifts and then assign tasks accordingly or they just gravitate to what they like. It’s a group effort,” explains Miss VanWyhe, the WMC Yearbook Club coordinator. 


Randy Riksen captures Katie Olsen at work for the yearbook.

The yearbook’s theme this year is Authentic Biblical Community and the girls have been working hard to create a book that shares WMC’s story in God’s story. 

Tes Schipma has worked on the WMC yearbook since her freshman year.

What I like the most is designing the book in new and different ways. I have learned that you need a team to get all the work done and done well. And it’s much more fun to work on it with friends. With Ms.Van Wyhe as the leader now, we are experimenting creative ways to make the yearbook a bit more complex and entertaining to look through,” shared Tes Schipma, WMC Senior. 

The yearbooks will be available to purchase online at Balfour.com after April 20, 2020 for $42. 

Interested in JOINING Yearbook Club for the next year?  EMAIL US!