Clubs Are Good Extracurriculars
Many schools across the country, ranging from middle school to college, have club fairs during which students have the opportunity to join clubs and become more involved in extracurricular activities.
These club fairs usually last a couple days to a week. Clubs within the school gather around the auditorium or quad and try to recruit new members, particularly freshmen who have just joined high school.
Carolyn Hu, senior at Northwood High School, told JSR, “Club fairs are a great way for clubs to get their messages out there and for students to find something that suits their interests.
Joining clubs allows students to explore different areas and broaden their perspectives as they join different clubs around campus.
Joining clubs has shown to have various benefits.
Carolyn Hu continued, “Joining clubs is a phenomenal opportunity to make friends and to find your niche on campus. They help you develop your interests and bring all sorts of new and unexpected opportunities and experiences, broadening your perspective in the long run”
Likewise, Mara Niesyt, senior at Crescenta Valley High School added, “First of all, there is the college aspect to clubs–trying to show involvement and leadership skills. But more importantly, clubs let you meet so many incredible people and discover new ways to connect with the students and community.”
Clubs such as Key Club or American Red Cross provide service opportunities for students in school. This gives students new learning opportunities and hands on experiences in certain areas as well as things to write about on their college applications or resumes.
Eurie Nam, freshmen at University of California Berkeley stated, “Through clubs, you can see whether or not you actually enjoy doing certain activities. You can also get into leadership roles which will help you grow, making you a stronger candidate when you apply for jobs or college since you have so much knowledge under your belt.”