Club fair introduces sophomores to new opportunities
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The Sophomore Club Fair was held at Emerald Ridge Sept. 19. Clubs gained members, and sophomores who may have been unaware of the clubs gained important knowledge.
Genealogy club, a club dedicated to uncovering information about their members’ ancestors and past, is excited to start the new year of club activities. The club has accounts on sites such as Ancestry.com, and they work together to find who they might be related to. The club takes place in club advisor and ASL teacher Mitchell Noll’s room on Thursdays during JAG time. This club is open to anyone currently attending ER.
“It’s amazing,” junior Brianna Paiva said. “Last year, it only had like five students, so we want to have more people so we will be able to get to spread out, and also help each other out.”
Robotics club meets up on Thursdays and Tuesdays after school. The club works together to make robots, and enters the robot they make in competitions. Last year, the club did very well in competition, and featured their robot in assemblies. Robotics club can be joined during sophomore year.
“The programmers program the robot, and they make the movement for the robot so it will function based on codes you give it. Then the builders make the robot based on the requirements and restrictions,” senior Tim Blasko said. “Robotics is basically one big leap into the world society as of today.”
The GSA, otherwise known as the LGBTQ, is a group of students striving for equality. The club is a safe environment, open to anyone, and is especially focused on the LGBT community. LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Trans-sexual, Questioning. The club meets during JAG time every other Tuesday in Seamus O’Reilly’s room. Anyone in ER can join.
“Basically, it’s a safe environment for everyone, and we’re trying to stop bullying of anyone’s religion, or sexual orientation, or anything,” junior Moe Braun said. “I guess it has more of an appeal to LGBT members and those who are more accepting, but it’s open to anyone.”
These clubs and more are open during JAG time or after school.
ASL Club – Mattson (E227): every other Wednesday during JAG
Chess Club – Paul (E235): Thursdays during JAG
Debate Team – Bucklin (E229): TBA
DECA – Sabin (A131): 2nd Thursday each month during JAG
Equity Club – MBengue (D205): TBA
FCCLA – Barabe (Glacier View Junior High): Thursdays in the CCC
FEA – Muehlenbruch (E220): TBA
FFA & Green Team – Ferry (E121): Thursdays during JAG
French Club – MBengue (D205): TBA
Jag Air Academy – Lynn (C109): Wednesdays during JAG
Geneaology Club – Noll (E228): every other Thursday during JAG
German Club – Cirhan (E240): Wednesdays during JAG
GSA/LGBTQ – O’Reilly (E237): every other Thursday during JAG
HOSA – Wickett (E215): 1st and 3rd Thursdays during JAG
Key & Interact Club – McMullan (Auditorium): 1st and 3rd Wednesdays during JAG
Metal Club (music genre) – O’Reilly (D207): Tuesday and Thursday during JAG
National Honor Society – Barry (D218): 1st Thursdays during JAG
Olympian Club – Shrader: TBA
Pacific Islander Club – Mr. LG (Auditorium): 2nd and 4th Thursdays during JAG
Pottery/Art Club – Malyon (C108): Wednesdays during JAG
Robotics Club – Pernu: after school
Spanish Club – Devereux (E206): 2nd and 4th Wednesdays during JAG
Step Team – Connor (E205): Wednesdays during JAG (Gym) and Thursdays after school
Technology Club – Westerbur (E113): Thursday during JAG
Youth Alive – Mirk (D220): Thursdays during JAG