On Wednesday, September 21, Providence Academy Upper School students hosted the annual Club Fair, which allows students to either generate their own clubs or become a part of an existing one. Some clubs let students learn about different careers, foods, and cultures, while others allow students to perform acts of service or collect donations.

PA Upper Schoolers gather in the Atrium to learn about and sign up for clubs that interest them. PAW Photo Credit: Delaney Flanigan

Small groups of students created and formed clubs based on their interests and passions. Gracie Griep, ‘24, and Katelyn Clements, ‘24, lead a club they created called, FOAM, which stands for “Future of American Medicine.” They partnered with the Medical Club, saying, “You can learn about experience in Medical Club, but in FOAM, you learn through more of a hands-on approach to medicine.” Many clubs have connected with other clubs that have the same focus. By collaborating with other clubs, the students can form even bigger associations. 

Tim Horinek, ‘24, head of the Robotics Club, appreciates “the diversity of the clubs and how anyone and everyone can join what they want.” With the wide variety of clubs ranging from Letters of Love to Ski and Snowboard Club, almost every student finds something they want to take part in.

Sandra Alb, ’24, encourages students to sign up for the French Club. PAW Photo Credit: Delaney Flanigan

PA Activities Coordinator, Ms. Morgan Emmans, loves putting together all of the clubs and coming up with great ideas with the students. “My favorite part of the school year is putting together clubs and letting students sign up for things they are interested in,” Emmans reflected. The extra effort Emmans puts into helping students form and manage clubs takes extracurricular activities to the next level.

The clubs Providence offers are a great way to meet new people, express yourself, and explore interests. Forming clubs or even simply signing up for one that peaks one’s interest is an exciting way to collaborate with both peers and teachers. With the variety of activities, the Upper School helps students find ways to get involved in their community.