Students Seek out Clubs at Shop Around in Student Center
by The Milton Measure on Friday, September 30th, 2011
The annual activities shop around was held in the Student Center on September 22 throughout 4th, 5th, and 6th periods. The rain did not obstruct the students’ ardent desires to both advocate their clubs and join new ones. Numerous tables, decorated with colorful posters, lined both the lower and upper floors of the Student Center.
Some relatively new organizations caught the attention of newcomers as well as returning students. Investing in Girls, an organization initiated by Chelsea Mehra (’11), begins its first year of influence on campus.
Now spread to four schools in the Boston area, Investing in Girls provides young women with a strong financial knowledge base, successful women mentors, and exposure to the financial services industry that empowers girls to success in their careers and lives and to become future leaders. The club stands out amongst the many groups with its off campus one-on-one mentoring program with business elites and the industry visits to successful companies.
Other publications, such as Helix (the science magazine) and Heartbeat (the publication affiliated with the World Health Organization club on campus) are gained ground amongst students. A new publication, the Axiom, was also introduced at shop around.
The Axiom, a math journal, hopes to become the first successful math publication not only at Milton, but in the ISL. Though published only a few times throughout the year, they remain great platforms for students with specialized interests to further explore the field and share their input with peers at Milton.
Milton provides a great environment for students to invest in their interests, begin a club, and engage their peers. From cultural groups such as Asian Society and Onyx to political platforms such as Junior Statesmen of America or Model United Nations, the large variety of groups enables students to find clubs of their interest and passion. If interested in forming a new club, the process comes as easy as finding a sponsor faculty member and filing a new club form with Ms. Reiser in the activities office.
Make use of the 3:00 to 3:30 time block—the benefits of community beyond the classroom are limitless.
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