What club should I join?


Beth Pandolpho


There are a great variety of clubs that you can be involved in throughout high school, but not all are created equal. While some are more social, colleges have a specific few they like to see. If you are building your resume specifically for college, some of the best clubs to join are the Asian American Student Association, Interpretation Nation, Computer Science, Honor Society, Art Club/National Art Honor Society, Black Student Association, DECA, Student Council, Environmental Club, FCCLA, French Club, HoPe, and Spanish Club.

Some clubs are specific to what you want to do in your later career. For example, if you want to pursue the arts and attend a school like the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, it would be beneficial for you to join the Art Club/National Art Club. If you want to pursue the career of being an interpreter, or pursue any job where being bilingual comes in handy, you could join Interpretation Nation.

One of our Lanier Counselors, Ms. Kay said that one of the best clubs to join would be the National Honor Society and if you are the first one to attend high school in your family, one of the recommendations would be the First Generation club.

The bottom line is that Lanier offers a ton of clubs and before you jump into them all, you should think about which ones could benefit you and your future the most.