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Club Day On The EHS Quad
Students lined up to try their hand at basketball for the chance to win prizes at a table sponsored by the Escalon Youth Center during Fridays Club Day in the quad at Escalon High. Marg Jackson/The Times

Escalon High School students had the chance to check out plenty of clubs and service organizations available to them on campus during Friday’s annual Club Day on the quad at lunchtime.

Several different groups were represented, from Key Club to Interact, FFA to Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Also joining the Club Day this year was the Hispanic Youth Leadership Council, a group that has been active on campus for a few years.

“It wasn’t that popular last year,” admitted senior Lesly Ochoa, president of the HYLC. “We wanted to get more people involved; we’ll be doing a park clean up at Tuolumne Park next week.”

Students were also busy looking into the activities of the Visual and Performing Arts Club, Friends Helping Friends and the Photo Club, to see if their interests could be met by an on campus club.

Representatives of the recently opened Escalon Youth Center were there, offering a basketball shooting contest, with prizes available, and the FFA had plenty of treats at their booth, along with the chance to play a game of cornhole.

“We want to let the student body see all the clubs and organizations available to them,” noted Associated Student Body advisor Michelle Canfield. “There are many different ways for our students to get involved and participate.”

Canfield said face painting was being offered by the ASB students and that was a popular stop, along with the FFA booth, which had popcorn and candy corn to give out.

The U.S. Army came in with a climbing wall that students could try and there were more than a dozen clubs and organizations participating.

Canfield said overall she was “very pleased” with the turnout of clubs, and hopes that they were able to recruit some new students to join their ranks.