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Student Clubs Take Over Front Lawn

By: Saya Alvares 

Sports Editor 

With temperatures reaching a high of over 105 degrees Fahrenheit, more than 70 different clubs persevered through the heat to persuade their fellow students to join their respective clubs on Sept. 8 on the front lawn. Nonetheless, while it may not have been the easiest day for a club fair, LGHS Wildcats did not hold back with an extremely impressive display for club day this semester. There are clubs such as LGHS Surf Club and Chess Club to others such as Sexual Violence Free LGHS and Model United Nations. 

Before the day even began, club presidents and leaders were prepping for methods of grabbing their fellow students’ attention. Junior Alix Kerebel, the President of Congress and Communications Manager of Speech and Debate says her group prepped by, “preparing a list of topics to get people’s attention over a loud mic” as well as buying candy to hand out. This technique is a Wildcat fan favorite, with every club attempting to outdo each other by giving out a sweet in exchange for a sign-up. These treats range from tangerines (Environmental Outreach Club) to Kerebel’s choice of Tootsie Rolls and fruit chews. 

There really is a club for almost anything and everything. To boost physical and mental performance, clubs such as Pick-Up Basketball Club and Chess Club are both beneficial choices. Students who are trying to make more of a difference on the planet as a whole might join clubs such as the Help Humanity Club or Social Justice Club. These have a more focused agenda that include community service and the ability to connect with other people who need help. Junior Dhiyana Sheth, the president of Help Humanity Club, explained, “We switched from helping orphanages last year to more of a selective focus of working with the House of Hope, something that is very exciting for the upcoming year.” The Help Humanity Club is not the only club helping others. Both the Cats Against Poverty and Disability Club and the Cutback Cleanup help with their respective issues. 

Sophomore English teacher Blaine Bowman explained that joining a variety, or just a few clubs is something that many colleges look at in a positive light and can boost chances in selective admissions. Bowman used this information to his advantage, as he could be seen while standing between two tables yelling, “Colleges eat this up!”

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