By Mary O’KEEFE
Crescenta Valley High School students are out to change the world, one club at a time.
This week, the school’s quad has been filled daily with tables and enthusiastic students all promoting their club. Student organizations with interests ranging from building a school in China to raising environmental interest abroad left no doubt that these students were passionate about their chosen cause. The entire week is dedicated to school clubs introducing themselves to the student body and signing up members.
“We raise money to send livestock to villages throughout the world,” explained senior Halina Yee of her club Heifer International.
Instead of giving a one time donation this allows the families to raise their own livestock and gives them the ability to help themselves, explained Adena Zadourian-Coprez, a junior.
The club sponsors fund raisers throughout the year to help support their efforts.
Build a School in China, does exactly that.
“This club started two years ago. We raise money to help build a school in an under privilege village in China,” said Daniela Rivera, the club’s vice president.
Some clubs are focused on making their school and community better, like Key Club and Prom Plus, whose members were handing out popsicles to new members as they signed up.
There are over 60 clubs at the school, and about 20 were represented on the quad on Monday.
Each proposed club must first go through an approval process by Crescenta Valley High School staff and Associated School Body members. It must have a well defined constitution where goals are laid out and officers are named. Then it is up to the members of the club to get students interested in their organization and generally hold meetings once a week.
Finding their club of choice » Students at Crescenta Valley High School crowded the school quad this week, checking out the various clubs offered.