Students discuss the benefits of joining the Interact Club during the Club Expo. Photo by Eden Marshall.
AHS clubs participated in the annual Club Expo to raise awareness about different clubs on campus and attract more members. The Expo was held on Nov. 29 during lunch in the gym.
There were 12 clubs that set up tables, complete with club representatives, informational flyers, and more information available to anyone interested. The California Scholarship Federation (CSF), National Honor Society (NHS), Earth Club, Friday Night Live (FNL), K-pop Club, Dungeons and Dragons, Librarians in Training (LIT) Club, the Dog Pound, the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Interact (part of the International Rotary club), and the Robotics team each made an appearance. Porter Collins, a sophomore who attended the event, said, “It was so interesting to learn about a lot of different clubs that I didn’t even know we had. My friend and I talked to a member and ended up joining the Earth Club.”
The Robotics team demonstrated their 2018 robot “Havoc” and their 2017 World Championship trophy that they won in Houston, Texas. GSA had a colorful, LGBTQ+ pride theme with rainbow decorations and attire and even cookies for students to enjoy. LIT club, which works to help promote the library and books, gave out candy and displayed books from the AHS library. Dog Pound members showed their school spirit and dressed up in their orange and grey spiritwear. The newly-formed K-pop Club, played K-pop music and handed out cookies and candy. FNL offered an interactive spinning wheel so students could win candy and learn about the club. Dungeons and Dragons displayed their game, completely set up with rule-books explaining how to play. Interact displayed an enthusiastic banner, sometimes sending members to parade the banner around the gym. NHS, CSF, FCA, and Earth Club also had candy for prospective members to enjoy. “It’s important to be a part of clubs, and this event helps people to know what clubs there are to join,” said senior Claire Livengood, president of NHS, CSF, and Earth Club.
Club Expo helps students learn about the ways they can be more involved in the extracurricular activities offered by the high school and gives the clubs a way to attract more members.