What is Club Rush at YLHS?


Alexis Perry(12) and Faith Hunt(12) at Club Rush for FCA

Priscilla Kim, Photojournalist

With the start of a new school year, many students seek to get more involved in their high school so that they can find new and entertaining ways to have fun within school and form new relationships. At Yorba Linda High School, Club Rush is the perfect opportunity for students to do so. Clubs play an exceptional role at YLHS, as it motivates students to get connected and even find an escape from the often times grueling academics.

Our school caters and welcomes a wide variety of clubs created from the ground up by the Mustangs themselves. These clubs provide students with a way to bring meaning as they can be as creative as they want to be in the process of establishing a club. Not only does it allow for students to get engaged on campus with other students, but it also acts as an opening for students to share their likes and common interests with one another. Clubs can also serve as an excellent form of expression for many students. Students in clubs are given the freedom to organize activities within the group independently because the clubs are student run, however, each has its own teacher supervisor to serve as guidance and to overlook everything.

With a plethora of diverse clubs such as those based on athletics, academics, games, languages, social awareness, and special interest clubs, there is bound to be a club that a student will enjoy. For example, WE Club strive to end child labor in third world countries by doing global and community based volunteer work. There are also clubs such as Anime Club, FCA, Key Club, Red Cross, and more. 

Typically, Club Rush is split into two days to ensure that students are given an ideal amount of time to look through the multitude of clubs offered. This gives students the opportunity to communicate with club members about the goals and plans of the club. It also gives students a chance to think about which clubs they plan to join and what their impact will be when they join the club. 

Often times these two lunch periods are filled with liveliness, chatter, and music to lighten the mood and encourage students to come out and participate. The clubs are spread out all throughout the quad for students to walk around and visit when they are interested. Posters are usually seen too, wavering through the air as club members promote their clubs’ motive. 

Although getting involved might seem frightening to some students, it truly can make one’s year. Amanda Hansen (12), one of the board members of last year’s Culture With A Cause Club, states that, “It’s fun to get involved, especially in high school when everyone is searching for a sense of belonging. Creating your own club with your friends is super fun and taught me a lot about responsibility. It also opened up a window to new opportunities and relationships.”