Stu­dents Check Out Op­tions At Club Rush

Escalon Times - - FRONT PAGE - By MARG JACKSON mjack­son@escalon­times.com

Con­struc­tion on the cam­pus of Escalon High School may have forced clubs and or­ga­ni­za­tions to squeeze in to lim­ited space on the quad, but it didn’t put a damper on the en­thu­si­asm of stu­dents.

Hosted dur­ing lunch on Fri­day, Sept. 8, the Club Rush gave all the on-cam­pus groups the chance to show­case their or­ga­ni­za­tion, look for prospec­tive new mem­bers and raise some money with sales of var­i­ous items.

“One day a year we can bring in food and we were go­ing to do this on the soft­ball field but there was no ac­cess to power be­cause of the con­struc­tion,” said Stu­dent Ac­tiv­i­ties Di­rec­tor and ASB Ad­vi­sor Michelle Can­field. “But we have 16 dif­fer­ent stu­dent or­ga­ni­za­tions and clubs here.”

From the FFA to the Friends Help­ing Friends, the Year­book Club to the Art Club, stu­dents had the chance to learn about the va­ri­ety of op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to them. There was also a foot­ball toss hosted by Army re­cruiters, the FFA of­fered pop­corn, Art Club was do­ing air­brush tat­toos, the ASB kids were serv­ing up root beer floats.

“It’s a great way to bring all the stu­dents to­gether,” Can­field said.

Ju­nior Kim­berly Dick, the ASB Clubs Com­mis­sioner, was among those that helped to or­ga­nize the

Club Rush event.

“We asked all the clubs to get in­volved, it was a way to fundraise to help their club,” Dick said.

The event went off well, with many stu­dents opt­ing to stay on cam­pus and buy some­thing to eat at the Club Rush while they learned more about the ac­tiv­i­ties of each or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Can­field said the ASB also wants to of­fer other ac­tiv­i­ties, such as put­ting on a dodge­ball tour­na­ment pit­ting stu­dents vs. staff and they also are do­ing video an­nounce­ments on Fri­days, as op­posed to just the au­dio an­nounce­ments.

“We do have a lot of things planned,” Can­field added. “Our goal is to grow the (ASB) pro­gram.”

MARG JACKSON/THE TIMES

Ash­ley Levin, left, and Maddy Bavaro, both sopho­mores, scoop out the vanilla ice cream to make the base for root beer floats at the As­so­ci­ated Stu­dent Body or­ga­ni­za­tion booth on Fri­day at Club Rush.

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