Yesterday, representatives from 65 upper school student clubs and organizations gathered at the Rothschild Performing Arts Center for the annual Club Fair. Students perused dozens of tables set up by each of the clubs, whose members and officers provided information and answered questions. The wide range of interests on offer included languages, community service, robotics, activism and academic disciplines such as math and science.
In addition to offering students a huge variety of club options, it also gave newer and smaller clubs the opportunity to grow their membership. The Harker Esports Club, in its first year, is working on raising funds and recruiting players to participate in competitions for games such as “Overwatch” and “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.”
“We participate in the High School Esports League,” said Anish Pai, grade 10. “This is our first year but we’re trying to play league matches.
Other clubs catered more specific interests, such as the Friendship Bracelet Club. “We’re going to teach people how to make friendship bracelets and then give them to children in need,” said club member Emily Cheng, grade 12, who added that the club will also provide students a space to relax and be creative by devising new designs.
Amid the growing number of music-oriented clubs is the Contemporary Hip Hop Club, which is geared toward fans of up-and-coming innovators as well as aspiring hip-hop artists. “We’re interested in the new wave of hip hop and discussing, listening to and making our own music and just having a space to hang out, eat snacks and have some fun,” said club member Nathaniel Melisso, grade 12.