by Gennie Brougham
BHS has been known in the past to have a wide variety of clubs and activities that students of all kinds can get involved in. Whether it be the Black Student Union or the Board Game club, there has always been a wide range of diversity among BHS activities.
This year, several new clubs have been introduced to the community—one of which being the Ping Pong club. This unique activity sparked interest in over 100 students at the BHS club fair, and was founded by Luke Rien, a P.E. teacher at Beaverton. Rien claims that “a few students came up to me several weeks ago with an interest in playing ping pong outside of school hours. And, anytime someone comes to me and wants to do something active, I’m all about it.” Though they have not had any sessions yet, Rien can tell that this club is going to be “incredibly exciting.”
Another new club introduced to BHS this year was the Jewish Student Union. Isaac Rosenthal, a senior with Jewish heritage, decided to create the club for other students interested in the culture. Similar to BSU, it is a group for Jewish (and non-Jewish) students to come together and celebrate Judaism. With a slightly smaller but similarly impressive turnout at the club fair, JSU has around 30 participants and is excited to have their first meeting this fall.
With such a wide variety of clubs, it can be hard to pick just one to be a part of. But, there are a lot of options for lots of different interests. If you’re interested in painting like Bob Ross, come join them Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m in the drama room! If you like talking and debating with other students, make sure to check out the Speech and Debate club hosted by Kris Igawa on Mondays and Thursdays at 2:45 in room 110! If you want to be a part of the Gay-Straight Alliance community, come check it out on Tuesdays at 2:45-3:30!
Beaverton High School has over 50 additional clubs that any number of students can be a part of. It’s very important to be involved with your community, so make sure you try to attend a session or two of your favorite one! For more information on other clubs you could join, check it out here at https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/schools/beaverton/school/Pages/Activities.aspx.
Ping pong club starting at BHS! Photo Courtesy of PhotoCourtesy