By Ryan Bland ‘21
On Friday night, Mercersburg Academy’s clubs united for the annual Club Fair. This event introduces new students to all of the clubs Mercersburg has to offer, and students sign up for the clubs they would like to participate in throughout the year. Each club’s leaders and faculty advisors encourage students to join their club.
Dylan Gantt ‘21, co-president of Green Team, said, “Being a club leader at the fair was very enjoyable because I could see everyone who was signing up and tell them about Green Team.” Fellow Green Team co-President Kiersten Donnelly ‘21 added, “I hope everyone that signed up is excited
about the upcoming year because we have a lot of fun things planned!” The Club Fair is always a great time for students to rejoin clubs that they were members of in previous years.
Clubs like Blue Key, Student Alumni Association, and Blue Review depend on student involvement. Each had a table at the fair. Lian Wang, co-editor-in-chief of Blue Review, noted, “I talked to many people who were interested in Blue Review, signed up, and attended our first meeting on Sunday.” While the event featured many returning clubs, some new clubs were also introduced, such as Fashion Club, Model Train Club, and Spikeball Club.
Along with student leaders, some facultyrepresented their clubs on Friday night. Michelle Poacelli, adviser for Blue Review, said, “I loved the energy in the room and I enjoyed watching club leaders share what their clubs are all about. However, I would love to give full responsibility to the student leaders in future years, as they can connect to possible members on a more personal level.”
Overall, the Club Fair was, once again, a success. Thanks to the help of Student Activities Coordinator Trini Hoffman, student leaders, and interested students, Mercersburg’s clubs will soon be busy at work around campus.