Students rush to join clubs (17 photos)

Students set up their Junior State of America booth at Foothill's annual Club Rush on September 21. Photo and slideshow by Karie Portillo/The Foothill Dragon Press.

Karie Portillo

Students set up their Junior State of America booth at Foothill’s annual Club Rush on September 21. Photo and slideshow by Karie Portillo/The Foothill Dragon Press.

Lost in a sea of people, wondering whether to sign your name; yes it’s that time of year again – it’s Club Rush!

On Tuesday September 21,2010, Foothill’s bustling student body gathered in the quad for a lunchtime treat. Club Rush took place as it usually does, the leaders of the various clubs on campus held booths and offered incentives like candy for the signatures of people to join their organizations.

Although not all clubs were represented on Tuesday’s event, the clubs who did participate were well received by the student body. Walking through the quad was nearly impossible as the crowds grew larger at the release of FIRE.

Some of the main attractions this year were the popular PAAC (Political Action and Awareness Club) which debates political issues, and Invisible Children, whose purpose according to senior Emily Dixon “is the rehabilitation of child soldiers in Uganda through fundraising and raising awareness.”

Also popular this year was newcomer JSA ( Junior State of America) lead by seniors Kaval Ali and Sukhpreet Bains, and Culinary Arts Club. Robotics club also treated everyone to a show of their robot. 

The availability of diverse options to choose from was a pleasing factor to both students and the administration.Vice Principle Peggy Kroener stated, “It’s exciting to see so much happening. There’s something here for just about everybody.”

But, even with the wide variety, one club from last year was notably missing. A question on everyone’s mind was whether or not the infamous Quidditch club would return for a second year of wizarding fun. According to senior Bryan Hickman, the would-be president of Quidditch Club, it has not been decided whether or not broomsticks and cloaks will play a role in the 2010-2011 school year.

“We are being waitlisted this year…I don’t know why,” said Hickman.

Many have thought that the Snitch tryout last year was a major factor in the decision to not immediately start the club.

Darcy Perez, the ASB advisor at Foothill, stated, “Quidditch club is third in line on the club wait list, staff always signs up to be the advisors for clubs and no one turned in the paperwork at the end of last year. For now there are no available teachers.”

Despite the absence of Quidditch club, the freshman class was still able to discover the other extracurricular activities Foothill will offer throughout the year. Freshman Sedona Powell said that Club Rush was important for the student body because “people are (now) aware of what clubs are offered at this school.”

 

 

 

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