A spotlight on clubs in the shadows

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Josh White

The members of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) participate in one of their weekly Monday morning meetings.

Carly Perlmutter and Katie Oppenheim

Have you ever wanted to add some excitement to your life by picking up a new hobby? Or, have you ever wanted to learn more about something you are already interested in?  If so, Schreiber has many exciting clubs that you can choose from.

There is a wide selection of clubs for people who are interested in music, religion, language, community service, education, and more. You’ve almost definitely heard of Key Club, Drama Club, and Relay for Life.

But did you know that Schreiber has a weekly Quiz Bowl, a club for future business leaders of America, and a club against substance abuse?  This article is a guide to Schreiber’s underrated clubs.

If you are looking for a fun way to start your day, Quiz Bowl may be the club for you.  With club adviser and social studies teacher Mr. Jeremy Klaff shouting out random trivia questions, you are guaranteed to have a good time.

The person who answers the most questions correctly becomes the Quiz Bowl student of the week.  This club meets Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in room 215.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an interesting and informative club that teaches students how to organize and manage a business.

“Ever since I joined FBLA in tenth grade, Friday morning has been my favorite morning of the week,” said said junior and FBLA vice president Jenna Hecht.  “I love learning about the economy and basic business and investment strategies.  The club promotes careers in the business field and influences young people to think about and plan for the future.  FBLA has greatly impacted the way I look at business in America.”

The club also holds fundraisers at school events such as Open House and Schreiber Slam, so swing by on Fridays at 7:30 a.m. in room 204 to see FBLA in action.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) has been working with the Schreiber community for years.  The club helps spread awareness of different mental disorders, promotes abstinence, and discusses the harms of substance abuse. Recently, the club held a Valentine’s Day sale, raising money for several different organizations chosen by the members of the club.

“It feels great to know that I am supporting an important mission statement and encouraging a healthy lifestyle by doing fun activities and learning interesting facts in the process,” said sophomore and club member Jessica Hyland.

If you’re looking to learn about living a happy and healthy life, or if you want to spread awareness about worldwide or local issues, join SADD on Monday mornings at 7:30 in room 125.

With all the clubs Schreiber offers, there is definitely at least one for every student.  From trivia, to investment strategies, to fundraising, the possibilities are endless!  Wake up a little earlier, walk a little faster and get yourself down to some clubs.

You will meet new people, have fun, and learn somethingnew.  Venture out of your comfort zone!  Try an underrated club, and strive to make it known!