Students gather for Club Sign-Up Day

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Photo by Kainalu Steward

President Joelene Kuaana of Allies for Equality holds up a "You are Beautiful" sign on Club Sign-Up Day, August 27.

By Kainalu Steward, staff writer

Eager high school students gathered near the counseling center during lunch on Wednesday to sign up for the clubs that are offered on campus.

Although no new clubs were added to the scene this year, all the clubs that were there offered a great opportunity for students to get involved and meet other students with the same interest.

This was the first club sign-up day for the freshmen.

“I think it’s a good opportunity for kids to see what clubs they want to join and what interests they have,” said freshman Lily K. Gavagan.

This year’s returning clubs consist of Teens Under Construction, Drama Club, Japanese Club, Health Occupations Students of America, and Allies for Equality.

Club leaders talked about just exactly what their clubs are and what goes on within them.

Senior Joelene Kuaana, co-president of the A for E club said, “It’s a club that fights for equality and rights and believes in a better cause.”

The award-winning HOSA group “competes on the district, state, and national level, and we also do community service in the health field,” said senior club president Regina Kuhia.

“We celebrate Japanese culture through food and watching Japanese movies,” senior Japanese Club president Kaylee Thompson said. “[We] also take part in the Mikoshi contest.”

Drama Club president, senior Carolynn Krueger, said that they “go and watch drama performances that other schools do, and [they] also put on [their] own performances.”

And, as for Teens Under Construction: “Weʻre a group just worshiping God and going out to serve the community,” said senior Samantha HIll, Keiki Kahu.

Students surrounded each sign-up table, enjoyed candy and sweets, and signed up for multiple clubs, excited for what is to come.