Estancia held their “Club Rush” on October 16, 2018 in Estancia’s gym, where former students at the school, or members of the clubs, represent a variety of clubs that are available during and after school. Club Rush is held to give students the opportunity to learn about the various clubs offered at Estancia. This event gives the opportunity and encourages students to join a single or multiple clubs and participate in club activities.
This year’s clubs include: Art Club, Acts of Random Kindness Club, Australia Club, Band Club, Best Buddies Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Club, California Scholastic Federation, Dance Club, Drama Club, Entrepreneur Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girls Empowering Girls Club, Health Occupations Students of America Club, Interact Club, Key Club, King Pong Club, Leos Club, National Honor Society, Robotics Club, Servicemen Academy Club, Surf Club, World Cultures Club, and Youth & Government Club. Most clubs require members to, “attend weekly meetings, and collaborate over the topics that the clubs cover [and] it is a fun way to find people with the same interests as you,” Estancia High School sophomore, Renee Ranes describes.
The Acts of Random Kindness(ARK) club randomly selects a name from a jar and decorates a staff member's office or a teacher's classroom. California Scholastic Federation (CSF) learns about scholarship opportunities and create different donation drives like toy or food drives. One of Estancia’s new clubs, Eco Club, “talk about environmental issues...,” Mayra Mondragon, the club’s founder and president, clarified. During Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meetings, they talk about the Christian religion along with public speakers sharing their experiences and enjoy pizza at the end of the meetings. Estancia’s Key Club is an international club, run by Kiwanis International, where community service projects are discussed at the meetings and students have opportunities to sign up for various events and earn community service hours attending them. In World Cultures Club students get to learn about different cultures and try samplings of their food.
The clubs offered on Estancia’s campus provide opportunities for students and experiences in a special area of interest, to make new friends, expand leadership skills, go on field trips, and possibly earn community service hours. Club meeting times are given during the daily announcements.
Reporter: Guadalupe Olivarez-Mendoza