By Mary O’KEEFE
Crescenta Valley High School Club Expo was held this week on the school’s campus. More than 20 clubs set up tables and touted their unique qualifications to the student body.
The Falcons Club was one of the clubs that was drawing in members. The club is an overall school spirit organization whose members attend and support fellow clubs, sporting and art events.
LOOK International is in its second year. The club is an outreach organization that matches volunteers with programs that need support. Last year they branched out to other high schools in the nearby area. Prom Plus Club was also at the expo handing out popsicles as an added incentive to entice students to sign up. This is the club’s second year. Members volunteer throughout the community and support the long established Prom Plus organization that offer seniors an after prom party.
The Academy of Science and Medicine was also signing up members at the Expo. The club matches aspiring doctors and medical researchers with hospitals and laboratories throughout the Los Angeles area. In the past its members have worked alongside professional research biologist in cancer research.
The Expo is a way for clubs of all types to get their name out to the student body and increase its membership. The school averages about 60 clubs. Each club must have a constitution that is approved by the Associated Student Body. They are also required to have a teacher who is willing to allow the meetings in their classroom and act as mentor. This is all on a volunteer basis and since the meetings are usually during lunch teachers will eat at their desk when the clubs are present.
But teachers are supportive thus creating an environment where clubs can flourish.