Jamestown High School held it annual Activities Fair to showcase the numerous clubs and activities available to ninth and tenth grade students.
“It is very important for students to find something that interests them at JHS,” said Sebastian Mercado, a JHS senior and president of the Art Club. “The Art Club is a great way for students to express themselves, no matter what type of art they enjoy creating. Joining a club gives students a social outlet and possibly helps them find an interest that might turn into a career.”
Over 23 clubs and activities were showcased at the fair including: Winterguard, Safari, Astronomy Club, Environmental Club, Gay/Straight Alliance, Robotic Club, French Club, Student Organization, Honor Society, Garden Club, Rotary Interact Club, Running Raiders, Needlework Club, Raider Readers, Speak Up, Key Club, Striders, Yearbook Club, Spanish Club, Broadcast Communications Club, High School Bowl, International Relations Club, Infinity and Impact Club.
“The Student Activities Fair is an intentional effort on the part of club advisors and school personnel to involve ninth and tenth grade students in something positive,” said JHS Principal Mike McElrath. “This year, we also tied the Activity Fair to our ninth grade Bridge Program. The Bridge instructors will follow up regarding any clubs or activities students are considering joining. So, while our initial goal was to entice students to sign up for a club or activity, the next step will be to follow-up and make sure they actually commit to attending a meeting.”