Time for Club Involvement is Now

With the first weeks of school coming to a close, it’s time to join an extracurricular


Emma Behrmann

Students attend the second general FBLA meeting to learn more about the club.

Marla Mitchell and Emma Behrmann

As the year starts off, flyers cover the walls advertising the multitude of clubs available at PHUHS for students who are scrambling to join clubs in order to become involved with the school, the time is now.

Clubs are an opportunity for students to interact with each other. Options range from Mu Alpha Theta- a math competition club, to Habitat for Humanity- a club that offers many volunteer opportunities. These after school activities also offer students a better chance into getting into their preferred college.

“I’m looking to become more involved this year, especially because I need clubs to put on college applications. I plan on joining and competing in FBLA and HOSA,” Brison Stevens (‘20) said.

There are so many clubs to choose from. For example, Creative Writing, Chess, Speech & Debate, Girl Up, Interact, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Harry Potter, Robotics, SADD, Fishing, Chorus, Band, Best Buddies, Drama, French Movies, Habitat For Humanity, HOSA, Japanese Culture, Music Honor Society, National Art Society, National Science Society, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor, Spanish Honor Society, Peer Connectors, and RHO Kappa.

In school students should be aware of club advertisements and should view Storm Watch, the school’s new show to keep up with meeting information such as where and when. Staying involved in clubs can lead to possible board positions.

As treasurer for the club Habitat for Humanity, Farah Hennawi (‘19) said, “I feel happiness knowing I am helping a family stay together under one roof.”

Being in a club is more than just something to put on a college application. School involvement gives chances for leadership roles and new experiences, like Hennawi.

Sports are not the only way to compete and win trophies. Clubs like Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Mu Alpha Theta, Robotics, and Speech and Debate allow students to compete at district, state, and even national levels. Students who research their clubs can find new ways to achieve.

Clubs are beneficial to students in various ways. School involvement can change the course of a student’s high school career.  Visit https://www.pcsb.org/Domain/2957 to view the list of clubs.