New Clubs Bring New Opportunities to MHS

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Media by Emily Lory

Juniors Emily Lory and Srushti Boyar created the Technology Student Association (TechSA), flyer pictured above. “We are hoping it will become a community where people with similar passions can come together and TechSA can provide them with resources that will help them further pursue interests and learn,” Lory said.

Despite COVID-19, two new clubs have developed continuing to give students the opportunity to get involved.

Juniors Emily Lory and Srushti Boyar created the Technology Student Association (TechSA). The club provides students with competitions in which they can showcase their knowledge about topics such as biotechnology, technological debates and computer aided-design.

Lory said TechSA allows students the opportunity to learn about career paths in the STEAM field. Similar to Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) or Health Occupations of America (HOSA), students compete in subjects involving science, technology and engineering. Students passionate about becoming civil engineers, architects and such may be interested in TechSA.

“We are hoping it will become a community where people with similar passions can come together and TechSA can provide them with resources that will help them further pursue interests and learn,” Lory said.

Dr. Robin Lady, sponsor, said TechSA gives students another way to keep interaction with the school even as students are gradually getting used to the new normal.

“Now more than ever, our students need to be connected to MHS,” Dr. Lady said.

Now more than ever, our students need to be connected to MHS.”

— Dr. Lady

Lisa Nieder, assistant to the activities director, said only two new clubs have started this school year which are TechSA and Sportology.

According to the official club list, 18 clubs in total still continue to run virtually via Zoom.

Junior Supraneeth Yedem created the new Sportology club for sports fans at MHS. The club provides the opportunity for sports fans to have informal conversations about hot topics in the sports industry.

“We have general discussion about sports including the hottest headlines, news and predict big upcoming matchups,” Yedem said.

Yedem said he is a sports enthusiast and wants to bring together people who share his passion.

Assistant Principal Carl Hudson said he doesn’t want students to miss out on the full experience of a regular school year and clubs are an important element of that.

“New clubs and activities bring new ideas, new information and a positive atmosphere around campus,” Hudson said.