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Dragons find their connection at Club Rush 2023

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Audrey Yoong
Jackson Basurto ‘24 and Alfred “Mason” Borkowski ‘24 are in full recruitment mode as students pass by their table. The club offered a fun way to engage with other students while doing something they all enjoy.

On Sept. 15, 2023, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) hosted its annual Club Rush, where students new and old were able to learn about the many clubs they are able to participate in. This was  combined with a school spirit week from Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, which focused on connection within the Foothill Tech community.

Club Rush is one of the many events specifically for students’ individual interests. There are many clubs to choose from, varying from Disney Club to the National Honor Society club, each hoping that they’ll spark interest in the browsing dragons.

On Sept. 15, 2023, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) held their annual Club Rush. This event allows students to demonstrate their leadership and passion while gaining new skills. (Audrey Yoong)

In the week leading up to Club Rush, the Associated Student Body (ASB) held a spirit week titled, You Belong Week, meant to bring the Foothill Tech community together. Throughout the week, students were able to participate in themes such as Wear Your Favorite School Fit, Wear Your Foothill Tech Gear and Pajama Day. ASB also provided games and treats in the quad during FIRE and lunch, such as inspirational clothespins and KIND bars. While You Belong Week helped bring positivity to campus, only an assortment of students participated in the themes.

Club Rush was hosted during lunch and FIRE, with many students came down with their friends to see all the clubs and their variety. The event was also organized by ASB, who set up tables, music and had cups of ice available on stage. The music was all in Spanish, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, prompting students to dance along to the beats on stage.

The various clubs had posters displaying who they are, sign up sheets and were eager to explain what they were all about. Most had sweet treats, or some enticing gift for newcomers signing up.

Megan Graves ‘24 and Sarah O’Neil ‘24 are full of happiness as they try to recruit people for the drama club. This club entertains the community twice a year with their delightful plays. (Audrey Yoong)

Daniel Franco ‘24 expressed a positive outlook towards the event stating, “It’s really cool because there are so many different ideas from different students … and it’s good just building community.”

Students from the Class of 2026 were able to turn the school garden into a club for students to participate in, after former teacher and garden owner Kurt Miller resigned from teaching at Foothill Tech.

Club Vice President Naomi Schwartz ‘26 showed her feelings about starting a club, “It’s just a fun time to spend outdoors and see things that we’ve planned and put work into come to life!” Club President Shea Stevenson ‘26 added on how it feels to run the garden without Miller, “We were all nervous considering that we planned for him to guide us in our following years at Foothill [Tech] … but the garden has flourished.”

As the bell rang, marking the end of Club Rush, and students meandered to class, the chatter about clubs and an excitement for the year was palpable. Club President’s held filled sign-up sheets, ready to begin their upcoming journeys. Coupled with You Belong Week, ASB and the dragons of Foothill Tech made the week about each other, focusing on strengthening community.

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Bailey Basurto, Reporter
"You can't blame yourself, you just have to blame Mercury, cause it's just hella in retrograde." - Taylor Swift
Aubrey Alderman, Reporter
First-year news reporter.
Sofia Patiño, Videographer
Second-year journalist and Frank Ocean enthusiast.
Audrey Yoong, Photographer
I'm a first-year photographer who loves reading, golfing and trying new restaurants.

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