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Club diversity fosters student involvement, enthusiasm

Aakash Jain ’14

Robotics, politics, music, service.

You name it; Brophy has a club for it.

Such diversity not only encourages students to become more involved in the community but also affords them the chance to seek new interests.

Though justifiably overshadowed by other aspects of the high school experience, club engagement is often just as essential and rewarding as taking AP classes, playing sports or attending Mass.

Personally, the experiences I have had as part of the Science Bowl Team and Key Club have been some of the greatest and most meaningful of my time at Brophy so far.

Clubs allow us to embrace the Grad at Grad theme of being “Open to Growth.”

They allow us to step out of our comfort zones and try something new—maybe even make some new friends.

If we are lucky, we might find something we really enjoy, even excel in. When that happens, students really begin to thrive.

When we meet people with similar interests and spend time with them, it offers us the indispensable opportunity to learn from each other and grow as individuals.

Not only does having such a wide range of clubs encourage students to expand their horizons, but it also fosters a sense of community among the student body.

In addition, clubs encourage students to develop a sense of teamwork.

Even leadership qualities can be fostered in a student club. In fact, what better atmosphere is there to cultivate student leadership?

Furthermore, each club is unique in  terms of what it brings to the table.

Service clubs, like Key Club and NHS, promote humility and the importance of serving others.

Academic clubs, like Academic Decathlon and Knowledge Masters, encourage students to challenge themselves intellectually and learn new things with their peers.

The list of clubs at Brophy is so long that it can sometimes be overwhelming, but that is perhaps one of the school’s greatest gifts to its students.

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