Club Expo changes to virtual setting

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Photo By Dylan Safai

Junior Dylan Safai displays his poster board from last year’s club expo for his club, Public Policy.

The annual Club Expo, hosted by Patriot Ambassadors, was held on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Expo is an opportunity for old and new clubs to share their club with students and for incoming freshmen to get involved and meet new people with the same interests.

During homeroom, students were given a link to a page where they could find information about a club, such as the presidents, their emails and a short summary of the club, and were given the opportunity to talk to the club presidents about what their club is and how to sign up for it.

I like that our students are still learning about clubs and can join them but I miss making connections with my schoolmates and developing them within a club atmosphere.”

— Dylan Safai

Club presidents had mixed feelings about the online Club Expo but would rather have had it online than have no Club Expo at all. “I did not like that the Club Expo was online, however, given the circumstances I believe that it was a good idea. I like that our students are still learning about clubs and can join them but I miss making connections with my schoolmates and developing them within a club atmosphere. I believe that continuing clubs online is better than continuing with no clubs at all. This allows students to continue to pursue their passions even while school is online,” junior and president of Future Lawyers of America, Wootton Tutoring and Public Policy Club Dylan Safai said.

Incoming freshmen are disappointed that their first year of high school is online but they still want to be involved in school activities. “I attended the Club Expo and really liked the Wootton Swimlife Club. I thought the format was practical, which isn’t a bad thing since it’s all self-explanatory with the names of the clubs and the information on it. It was pretty cool for an online club fair,” freshman Amy Qin said.

Despite the fact that this year is the last year for seniors, they attended the club expo in hopes to explore new clubs. “I went through the club expo sheet and I saw a few clubs that I was interested in so I signed up for them. Even though it’s my last year, I still want to be involved, especially due to the circumstances we are in, and I encourage other seniors to do the same,” senior Hans Cherukuri said.