Clubs Fair

by Maya Razmi

Every year, almost the entire high school crowds the atrium and eats an unhealthy amount of candy. What do we call this? Club’s fair. Club’s fair is an event that occurs at the end of September every year.

  1. Don’t worry if you’re on a ton of email lists.

If you’re anything like I am every single year, you’ve probably signed up for way too many clubs that you’re probably never going to do just because there’s a ton of food. Don’t worry! Just because you’ve signed up for a club doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve committed to it. Instead, focus on what you actually want to do.

  1. Ask questions.

If you’re not sure about something, just ask! Trust me, club presidents will be more than happy to talk to you about what actually happens during club meetings (Although, keep in mind – not all clubs will meet as much as you may think).

  1. Know that right now, you’re not 100% committing to something.

After the fair, one of the most common things I’ve heard is how many clubs someone has signed up for (let’s face it: it’s for the candy). However, it’s important to know that you’re not committing to something. Putting your name on a list lets the leaders of the club know that you’re interested, and they’ll probably send you more emails later on in the year. Know that you’re not bound to the club if you sign up. You can always leave later.

Politics:

  • Young Politicians: a club that discusses relevant political issues based on what the student population wants to learn about
  • Speech and Debate: an extracurricular involving debate on various contemporary issues, or speech on a topic that can be the student’s choice
  • World Affairs/MUN: a club that meets discussing international relations, with the goal of competing in a MUN conference (Model United Nations)

Culture:

  • Chinese Culture: a club that celebrates Chinese culture
  • South Asian Culture: a club that celebrates South Asian culture
  • French Culture: a club that celebrates French culture along with opportunities to practice French

Philanthropy/Service:

  • STIC: Serving Together in Cleveland
  • GROW: Girls Reaching Out to Others Worldwide
  • Kucetekela Culture

Miscellaneous

  • Film
  • Military History
  • Moving Company
  • Adventure Club
  • Vocal Arts
  • Young Entrepreneurs
  • Harry Potter

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