2022-23 Clubs and Activities: Explore your Options


Photo Courtesy of Andy Smith

Ming Wei Yeoh, Deputy Editor, Student Life

The Activities Fair on Wednesday brought together dozens of MHS clubs, each with unique features that set them apart from the others. During their lunch periods, students could walk among the display tables in the Commons and gather information from poster boards and student leaders. While this offered many students a fantastic opportunity to get involved with new clubs, some might still be undecided about which activities they would like to join this school year. For these students, there is still plenty of time to consider their options. The high school offers a space for just about any interest or hobby, and most clubs continue to welcome new members long after the first few months have passed.

Featured at the activities fair were some of the most currently active and popular clubs at MHS: student affinity groups, including Men and Women of Color, Hispanic Student Union, Gender Sexuality Alliance, and more. These groups provide a safe and comfortable space for students belonging to marginalized communities. They also act as a great opportunity for other students to learn more about cultures and experiences different from their own, using games, presentations, and other fun and educational activities to connect with members. 

Annie Zhao, ‘23, is a co-president of Asian Student Union (ASU). 

“Last year, we really focused on the informational aspect of the club, with presentations and a discussion on a variety of topics. This year, we will continue that format but also introduce many more community-oriented activities, such as board games, lantern and red envelope making, and perhaps even a field trip to the Asia Mall,” she said. 

Zhao also discussed the welcoming environment and close-knit community of ASU, which influenced her to initially join the club during her sophomore year. 

“I chose to join ASU because I wanted to meet new people at MHS and connect more with my culture and identity. We are also committed to ensuring that everyone can come to ASU meetings—you don’t have to be Asian,” she said.

ASU meets every Tuesday after school, and updates are posted on their Instagram @mtka.asu and GroupMe, which is linked in the bio. For any students still deciding which clubs to join, ASU and other affinity groups could be excellent candidates.

Charlotte Carney, ‘24, recommended a few of the clubs she personally attends and leads, including Red Cross, Women in STEM, Principal’s Advisory Council, and Youth Development Council. 

When asked what inspired her to join these clubs, she said, “I wanted to do service-based clubs so I could give back. But I also had friends in some of [my clubs] and I wanted to meet new people as well.”

Carney shared that the biggest benefits of joining clubs for her were meeting new people and feeling fulfilled with how she spent her time.

“I would absolutely encourage everyone to get involved and find something they’re interested in,” said Carney. 

In the end, students should know that they have an abundance of resources and opportunities at their disposal, and should not worry so much about which club to get involved with, but about simply getting involved with one. By exploring their options with an open mind, they will no doubt find the perfect fit.