The club fair rolls around again–3 reasons to join one

The lobbies of both campuses were lined with tables and information offered from a variety of clubs last week as a way of getting new members.

Every year, CHS hosts their club fair for students for a chance to find people with similar interests.

Even we were there! The Warrior Word hosted our own table talking about our newspaper and what we do trying to get new contributing writers.

But, why would students even join a club?

Reason 1: Meet a Diverse Group of People

“Joining student clubs and organizations give you the opportunity to meet a diverse population of people that allow you to expand your thinking and interests.” The HEALTH Resource Center reports.

Likewise, while being in a small group of people, logically you depend on learning from one another, providing and evaluating unique insight and perspectives, and building teamwork and communication skills.

Reason 2: Helps on College Applications

According to NextStepsU, not only do clubs help students invest in their interests, but may help students as they embark on those future college applications.

“Colleges do not prefer one club or organization over the other. “Colleges look for students to be diverse in their academic background and their extracurricular background,” says [Shelby] Wallace, director of admissions at Norwich University in Vermont.

“Students should pick clubs based on what they are most interested in, and colleges will see the commitment and leadership that students have contributed to those organizations.”

The Princeton Review, one of the nation’s leading college admissions company states:

“Your participation in clubs can hone your communication skills, foster creative thinking, and teach you how to work effectively with other people. Your extracurricular involvement is one of the few ways that colleges can gain insights into your personality.” 

Reason 3: See the positive payoff

Clubs and other extracurriculars have proven they carry merit in a student’s invested time. According to a study by the National Center for Educational Statistics, results found that among seniors, those in clubs reported:

  • Better attendance
  • Higher performance on math and reading assessments
  • More likely to pursue higher education

“These activities offer opportunities for students to learn the values of teamwork, individual and group responsibility, physical strength and endurance, competition, diversity, and a sense of culture and community. Extracurricular activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and are thus considered part of a well-rounded education.”

We hope we’ve convinced you to join a club today! We have sorted our CHS clubs by type:

*Skills USA
Core Courses
* Academic Bowl
*CHS Reads/
CHS Writes
*Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
*Math Club
*Math Team
*Science Bowl
*Science Olympiad
*Writing Club
*Camerata (Chorus)
*Mock Trial
*Speech & Debate
*Bass Fishing
*Dance Team
*Int’l Equestrian
*Mountain Biking
*Ultimate Frisbee Club
Other Interests
*Book Club
*Environmental Action
*Fantasy Football
*First Priority
*Game Club
*Gay-Straight Alliance
*Girl’s Bible Study
*LDS Student Assc. of CHS
*Puzzle Pieces
*Tabletop Games

*Video Games
Foreign Language
*CHS Signs
*French Club
*Latin Club
Service Oriented
*Beat Out Cancer
*Friend’s Club
*Give a Kid a Break
*Interact Club
*Project Positive Impact
*Social Committee Homecoming/Prom
*Students Demand Action
*Warrior Wishes
*Women’s Mentors
*National Art Honor Society
*Beta Club
*French Honor Society
*National Honor Society
*Spanish Honor Society

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