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Club night kicks off club week


Photo by Morgan Bonner

Story by Ricky Cooks, In-depth editor

The first Club Night was held Aug. 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. More than 20 clubs participated, showcasing information about their organization and recruiting new members. Juniors Claire Doan and Addison Rogers coordinated the event, taking care of setting up and advertising.

“[Club Night]  is just a way to kick off Club Drive Week, and let everyone come up to learn about our clubs here,” Doan said. “We wanted kids to have more time [than at lunch] to get to know the people in the clubs.”

Over 60 guests were in attendance, along with 30 students representing various clubs.

“[The robotics team] is just getting people to sign up for now,” senior T-BOTS member Austin Crane said. “I want people to learn what we are, and that you don’t have to be a robotics person to be in this club. We have many positions all throughout media, design, public relations— basically, everything.”

Held in the cafeteria, Club Night was a success to those in attendance.

“I really enjoyed [Business Professionals of America’s] booth,” sophomore Zaria Dunn said. “I’m really interested in business, so [Club Night] went well.”

Club sponsors were optimistic about the future of their organizations after the hour-long event.

“It was great to see all of the students,” Teenage Republicans and History Club sponsor Lance Kyles said. “I think we gained a lot of interest among the freshmen since they were able to see how they could get involved. I’m expecting a lot of new active members.”

Club week will continue from Aug. 29th to Sept. 2. Those in charge expect it to be a new, positive tradition at school.

“Lots of times, students feel pressured and confused when choosing clubs because they don’t know what they’re in for,” Rogers said. “We wanted to make sure that they were given the opportunity to see what each club had to offer. I think Club Night had a great turnout, and I definitely feel like it’s something we’ll do again next year— bigger and better.”