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Clubs: Step Foot into Something Great

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Senior Aronda Sanchez, Skills USA member, posing with her club trophy.

Senior Aronda Sanchez, Skills USA member, posing with her club trophy.

Senior Aronda Sanchez, Skills USA member, posing with her club trophy.

By Victoria Vazquez  , Staff Writer

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There is an array of clubs at Miami Senior High School with “over 45 to choose from” according to activities director Ms. Rivero. But how would you know which one to choose?

Here’s a look into what makes some clubs different from the others. According to club president Nataly Cancio, “The Law and Leadership Honor Society is unique because we offer networking opportunities by meeting attorneys and important leaders of our community, while at the same time expanding students’ knowledge of the legal field.”

Ms. Munguia, club advisor, said, “Mu Alpha Theta is a group of people who really just love being together, like to solve difficult problems,  and compete in different events. “We just had a student who placed 3rd overall in the county, and that’s really exciting,” said Ms. Munguia.

Mr. Perez, club advisor, believes Interact stands out because, “We have a wide range of people with different backgrounds in the club, and we are constantly doing service every week.”

Senior Aronda Sanchez said, “Skills USA is unique from the rest because at the end of the school year, we have a mini graduation to honor and celebrate our achievements with a diploma and a trophy.”

Club member Roxanna Perez said, “Key Club is unique because we are all united as a family and we strive for the best.” Club Member Angie Cruz said, “Knowledge of Career club is different because it exposes us to different careers unlike any other club.”

Many students gain community service hours through their clubs. Aronda has over 505 community service hours, which Skills USA helped her out with tremendously. Some of the services she has done include going to hospitals to help cancer patients, handing out goods and providing aid to the people affected by Hurricane Maria, just to name a few.

There is an array of clubs with over 45 to chose from at Miami Senior High School.”

— Ms. Rivero, activities director

Some of Interact’s service projects this year include: charity runs, the Miami International Book Fair, and a breakfast event at The Ronald McDonald house.

Angie Cruz, who is in the Knowledge of Careers club, said, “We are working on The Community Impact Project that will help homelessness, LGBTQ community, and dog shelters.”

Joining clubs comes with great responsibility; that’s why there are requirements to keep you in check. Law and Leadership Honors Society is one of the most rigorous; they require you to have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, a $10 club fee, and stay involved in order to avoid probation.

To join Mu Alpha Theta, you need to be enrolled in at least one advanced or honors math class such as, Algebra 2, Probability and Statistics, or Calculus.

On the other hand, the majority of the clubs require a 2 or 2.5 which is a lot less intense and helps work around your schedule if you are not able to make it to every meeting. Honoria and Knowledge of Careers are some of the easiest to get into. Honoria has a 2.0 GPA requirement. Knowledge of Careers has none, because they really want to give a chance to anyone in the school who has a passion to serve and be a part of something great.

We have a wide range of people with different backgrouds…”

— Mr. Perez Interact, club advisor

Some of the most memorable club events are their parties. After all of their hard work and dedication, they throw some of the most upbeat and hype parties ever seen. Roxanna Perez said, “Key goes above and beyond to show spirit at our parties, especially with our Halloween party that we had in October. we had music, food, and we got to socialize with our fellow members.”

Honoria member Brian Delacruz said, “We recently had a Thanksgiving social where everyone brought something to eat. We ate all together and listened to music and even had a pie eating contest.”

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