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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:54 pm

Check out these CHS clubs that students can join.

Interact Club offers opportunities for students to volunteer in and out of the Coronado community. Members work on service projects, learn about international issues, and hone their leadership skills. According to President Clare Sandke, 2014-2015 will be a very active year for Interact. “I hope to get more people involved in Interact Club,” she said. “I also want to get the word out about what Rotary has to offer in terms of exchanges around the world and outreach in the community.” Interact Club will be offering connections to their sponsor, Rotary International, so that students can experience foreign exchange this summer and next year. Interact Club is a great choice for any student who is interested in international development, community service, and leadership.

Octagon Club, which is partnered with Optimist International, has a similar mission to Interact. This club is centered around service and leadership. This year, Octagon members continue their annual fundraisers to support childhood cancer research. “This year in Octagon Club, we hope to continue holding events to raise money for childhood cancer research,” said President Jordyn Kastlunger of her plans for this year. “We also hope to expand our club and get as many people from all grades involved!” Anyone interested in supporting our community through service will enjoy this active club.

National Honor Society (NHS) is a club dedicated to promoting both leadership and scholarship in its members. NHS is an application-only club; students are required to write a short essay and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be considered for admission. These successful students generously offer free peer tutoring twice a week, enabling every student at CHS to receive extra help on homework and prepare for tests. “When kids do show up for peer tutoring, we all work as a team to put the student with the right tutor who has mastered the material that they need guidance in,” said NHS member Lavanya Mittal. In addition to tutoring, NHS members are required to complete community service hours every semester. President Olivia Angelino has big plans for NHS this year: “I hope to organize and formalize the club under the new advisor while providing more service opportunities so that NHS has a more impactful presence in the school and our community.”

The Gay-Straight Alliance is a club on campus that works to educate the school and community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues while fighting discrimination and harassment at school. This club is not only important because it educates students, but also because it makes CHS a safer learning and social environment for people of all sexual orientations. “This year I think the GSA is going be better than ever!” said President Walker Hewitt. “I hope to have more people join and become interested in participating with the club and LGBTQ+ issues. Most importantly it would be nice to have more people come to the meetings. This year will be lots of fun and I’m very excited to be leading the club my senior year.”

The Art of Giving Club combines art with philanthropy to make the Coronado community a better place. With the motto “creativity for a cause” in mind, students in Art of Giving will be working closely with the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) to create an art piece that will be auctioned off at the annual CSF benefit auction. In an era when many lament school budget cuts, the Art of Giving Club has raised nearly $3000 for arts education in CUSD. “As well as creating our annual art piece, we will be sponsoring an art supplies drive for the Monarch School in San Diego,” said President Sophia Zaller. This impressive student club was recently recognized by the City of Coronado’s Cultural Arts Commission as a partner of the Arts Committee! Anyone who has a passion for art, service, or both should highly consider joining this club.

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1 comment:

  • Hector Dotson posted at 9:33 pm on Tue, Dec 26, 2017.

    Hector Dotson Posts: 1

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