By Regina Sanchez
On Thursday, September 8th, Novato High School held its first club fair of the year. Many students swung by the grass area near the Old Gym at lunch to browse the variety of clubs.
This school year, Novato High has a great variety of clubs, 29 in total. There was everything ranging from the book club to the cooking club, and even a Mexico Pen-Pals club. Each club president stood at their table welcoming students and giving information. Many club presidents gave out treats related to their club as a tactic to get students to join.
President of the cooking club, sophomore Grace Nakashima, gave homemade lemon bars to joining students. Nakashima expressed her excitement for her club that she is running alongside sophomore Eric Avina.
“I wanted to start this club because I am passionate about food, and baking,” said Nakashima. “I wanted to share it with other people.”
Rionna Bagaygay, president of the Kulture club, supports her peers in joining clubs.
“It brings the community closer so that people with similar interest can bond over things,” said Bagaygay. “Through that bonding they can find other things they're interested in.”
Bagaygay’s club, Kulture, is a club for students interested in Korean Culture.
Many Novato High students agree with the idea that clubs can be a place to find other people who have the same unique interests as they do.
“Clubs help you get to know new people,” said sophomore Debbie Portillo. “You get to try new activities and learn new things through them.”
Novato High School gives their students many great opportunities to find and interact with peers that have the same passions as they do. This helps create small communities within a bigger community.
The next club fair will be held January 19th and 20th.