Updated: Oct 11, 2022
Club rush in one of Poudre’s most anticipated yearly traditions. It’s a time when older students can share and celebrate their extracurricular interests, and younger students can find opportunities to get involved.
High school is notoriously a time when finding friends and your own identity can be difficult. Having opportunities to get involved with your school that aren’t just academic can be great for making connections with other people.
Besides popular clubs like Ambassadors and FFA, Poudre has many student-run clubs. Some, you may be interested in, but have no information about- which is why going to club rush is a great way to learn about them. This year, I personally saw many clubs which I hadn’t known about before.
Some of our clubs you may not have heard of are book club, run by, the service and environmental club, run by Mr. Golz, or Spectrum, which brings together students of the LGBTQ+ community together. There are many other clubs, too, which you can learn about on PHS’s website or at club rush.
Many students get involved with clubs to find community. “It’s something to look forward to during the week so you can survive school,” said Scarlett Nielsen, a member of Poudre’s film club. Clubs where you can have a good time with friends do make school much more enjoyable.
Students being in charge of their own clubs can make them all the more enjoyable. A large amount of Poudre’s clubs are entirely student run. Though there is always adult supervision, the fact that students can organize themselves without help is an impressive factor in these clubs.
Poudre is certainly special in student involvement rates. We have many opportunities for students to express their non-academic interests, which inherently increases life-skills and helps build confidence and relationships.
If you’re interested in getting involved, or if you have an idea for a club, you can find information here.