Central Kitsap High School Club Opportunities

by Derrek Butterfield, Contributor

As Central Kitsap High School struggles to find ways for students to connect, Central Kitsap School District has finally given the green light for the start-up of school clubs. These clubs must remain virtual, and this is having a negative effect on participant numbers and club goals.

For nearly seven months, the students have been wanting to find a way to escape schoolwork by a club or extracurricular activities. In October, the students were given the opportunity to do so. 

Most of the clubs that are open from last year are doing either Google Meets or Zoom meetings. DECA (Distributive Education Businesses of America), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), and HOSA (Future Healthy Professions or the HOSA Wellness Group) are just a few of the clubs available.

Many students who have been active in clubs prior to quarantine are now losing the drive to participate. Some students who are active in clubs describe them as “empty and unenjoyable.”

While the technological problems are a hassle most of the time, one main thing to note here is that not everyone has the access to attend the meetings for individual clubs. So, while the idea of online clubs is indeed a good one, it also doesn’t include everyone like the clubs at the physical school did.