By Harry Grigorian '19
Founding a club is something every Close student should strive to do. Almost everyone surely has some interest or hobby that is not already represented on campus, whether it be a club to discuss British Writers or just play dodgeball for 45 minutes. While a friend and I were talking about our shared Armenian heritage in September, we decided it would be a great idea to found the Armenian Cultural Club.
The first step to achieve this was to secure a faculty advisor. After significant deliberation, we asked a teacher whom we both thought would be up for the job, and fortunately, she happily accepted.
Next, the Clubs assembly. This would be our opportunity to talk to the whole school about our club. With my remarks prepared, I stepped in front of the school for my allotted one-minute and quickly rattled off my spiel.
Now, the hard part: recruiting members. Fortunately, my fellow founder and I have friends not only in our form, but older and younger students as well, significantly expediting the process of assembling a diverse group by age. Still, convincing boys to come to your club is difficult unless you accompany that proposal with some sort of culinary experience. Luckily, Armenia has no shortage of fine cuisine and other delicacies.
We have not met yet, but students can expect more information on our first meeting. Get out to that.
What’s great about schools like STA and NCS is the ability for everyone to start a club, regardless of age and interest. I encourage everyone to start one as it is certainly a rewarding experience.