Foothill Tech’s community is showcased at Club Rush 2021


Quinn Kennedy

The three representatives for Environmental Club show their passion for the Earth with a poster and plants.

Caroline Hubner and Ailanie Martinez

The fall season is finally in full swing and students at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) participated in their first in-person Club Rush in over two years. On Oct. 1, 2021 club and interest group presidents set up tables with posters, flyers and treats in the quad to entice others to join their specialized group.

Malia Sanchez

Students spent their lunch period meandering through the quad to speak with club representatives, see demonstrations and enjoy the various goodies provided by the many groups. 

All clubs and interest groups on campus are completely student-created and sustained and many focus on fun hobbies including chess, knitting, film and even local activism in the community. Clubs follow stricter guidelines regarding finances and large off-campus activities while interest groups focus on just hanging out with new people and sharing a common passion.

Associated Student Body (ASB) advisor Melanie ‘Captain’ Lindsey commented, “the main goal is to help as many students as possible find a place of connection or involvement on campus.” Even though a large population of Foothill Tech students belong to athletics and special programs, it’s still crucial for students who don’t belong to any of those groups to participate in campus culture and social activities. 

Throughout the lunch period, the quad was filled with enthusiastic student leadership as well as eager underclassmen getting their first look at many of the extracurricular opportunities available on campus. Music, also provided by the ASB, drifted in the background as a sense of community and excitement settled on the student body. 

Over a dozen clubs of all varieties were featured and many were able to fill entire roster pages with interested members.

Lynna Nguyen ‘24 added, “I think it can really help people find their place and make friends. It allows students to find people with common interests or goals, and that’s really important.” 

Students who signed up for clubs may begin attending meetings as they are set by executives and many have also created social media accounts for better outreach in both the Foothill Tech and Ventura community.

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