Take it to the streets: It's Club Week
Advertisements, games and break dancing? All of this typically indicates that Club Week has brought its presence here again at Marysville High School. All last week during the lunch period, students were attracted to the various club booths. We had ACC breaking out their moves, Spirit Club doing random little games and Key Club carrying posters around the school to increase awareness of the club.
"Clubs are a great way (for students) to make new friends, share what they're thinking and be recognized for their individual thoughts and ideas," said Mitchell Hunt, a junior and proud member of the Spirit Club.
In general, clubs provide students with an opportunity to be part of something and contribute their opinions. Clubs welcome incoming students to our school and invite them to become members. Students soon discover a place to belong while also doing something worthwhile.
Janette Murillo, a freshman and new to the school, said, "At first I was nervous about joining a club because I didn't know if people were going to be nice or jerks. It turns out they were nice. I think all freshmen should join a club because they're doing something that helps themselves and others, too. Plus, you can spend more time with your friends — especially if you don't have any classes with them."
Clubs range over many interests, such as creative writing, drama and community service. This year, Interact Club has made an appearance after being inactive for several years. Like Key Club, it offers community service opportunities to the students. The only difference is that it is sponsored by Rotary Club.
Steve White is this year's adviser for Interact Club and also instructs U.S. history and civics/economics at MHS. He said, "I look forward to restoring the Interact Club and making it a successful club. Clubs have a positive impact on the school. It brings students with different backgrounds together, which in return makes for a better community." Mr. White's positive energy and excitement for Interact will definitely give his students experiences to look forward to.
It does not matter if you are a freshman or a senior. Each fellow member of the club has the opportunity to become close and strengthen friendship. The people there will have an influence on your life as you share experiences together.
When asked what is important about clubs, Matthew Hennes, a senior, said, "Clubs help by giving extracurricular activities to the students. They give the students the choice to join and not to be forced. I like how there is a variety of clubs that you can choose, and the majority of the clubs here allow everybody to join."
Sadly, Club Week has ended. However, do not be dismayed — every club will start meetings and plan an assortment of activities. Here at Marysville High School, clubs are a great way not only to have a grand time but to share and attain memories with others.
Courtney Ngai is a senior at Marysville High School. Her column appears every six weeks in Education.