BY ALIA SALIM
As CCHS continues to get students adjusted to the new year, there have been many new changes to the school, not just academically or physically, but extracurricularly. One particular extracurricular being Multicultural Club having two new co-sponsors.
CCHS offers many clubs for students to join that fit something they are interested in. But in order for clubs to be continued, there needs to be sponsors. CCHS’s Multicultural Club offers students the opportunity of understanding cultures and promotes events and themes that advance cultural awareness. With this club being one of the larger clubs on campus, it is important that there are sponsors in order to supervise the club.
“I think this year we will have some adapting to do, but we will persevere,” co-sponsor Briana Bullard said. “Multicultural Club has been known for years here at Cooper, so it will always persevere.”
When starting something new, there can come some challenges when adjusting to the circumstances that follow it. But with time, things will eventually go more smoothly and the club will continue to thrive.
“With new sponsors, there are always some adjustments and learning that will take place. Ms. Bullard and I communicate well with each other, therefore some of the stress is alleviated,” co-sponsor Melinda Holding said. “Our club’s president, Sophia Nesselroth, does a wonderful job keeping us informed. I don’t expect everything to be easy or smooth, but we seem to be handling it well thus far.”
Working with clubs does not always come easy and there can be challenges along the way. But with proper communication and resources from in and out of school, the process of maintaining a club can become less stressful.
Multicultural Club is one of the bigger representatives for CCHS’s school clubs, a lot of events and activities are run by the club. So, there can be some expectations students and staff have when it comes to these events taking place. But, by having people with experience of how clubs are run, it sets a structure for the whole club itself and maintains continuity.
“I know Mrs. Holding and I want to keep this as familiar as possible out of respect for the club and Mr. Fair,” Bullard said.
Last year, having been the first year with everyone back on campus, there were some things that needed to be adapted to for the people who were new to campus. With clubs being brought back, there were some restrictions that were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic when it came to having clubs holding activities for everyone in the school to participate in.
The club’s previous sponsor, Kevin Fair, brought the club back onto campus after having a whole year of E-Learning and there were definitely some challenges that came along the way. But in the end, the club gained a lot of recognition from all the enjoyable events and activities they hosted.
“Changes are inevitable when new people are brought on, but nothing causes significant alterations to the daily running of the club,” Holding said. “The number of events or the running of events might be different this year, but Ms.Bullard and I are still going to do our best to uphold the integrity of the Multicultural Club.”
As CCHS moves into this school year, there are things that won’t be the same as last year.
With some slight adjustments to the way things will be running this year for MultiCultural Club, it assists in making a pathway which the club can follow in order to bring events and activities for the club and school to enjoy by having a process that works best for the club.
“I hope Multicultural Club can be as big and popular as National Honor Society,” Bullard said. “I want all students to feel included and accepted here at Cooper.”
With Bullard and Holding’s commitment to the club, Multicultural Club is expected to succeed well into the future and continue to promote its club events that benefit the entire school as a whole.