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Fall Activities Fair

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  • Club Leaders at the Activities Fair (Left to right: Cara Atkins, Ananya Sinha, Freya Olson)

  • Astin Alexander

The air was full of excitement within the commons as students wandered around checking out the different clubs. Vice Principal Mr. Mainor’s voice filled the room as he advertised the different clubs trying to build hype. ACC’s Fall Activities Fair, started by Mr. Mainor, started in 2020 in an attempt to help build the school’s community and show the multiple different ways students can help be a part of their school community. 

The activities fair is home to all types of clubs, from the iconic to the niche. A staple of tech clubs, the robotics team took up the front and center. I talked to club lead fabricator Carson Driskill to see what direction robotics was going to go in after the tragic graduation of its senior core. However, Driskill is optimistic, saying “We have an awesome group of juniors” and that they are “trying to expand every year.” Robotics meets every Monday after school. ACC is always growing and its clubs are no different, one of the new clubs is the Jewish Student Association led by Anna Lapidus. Lapidus is looking forward to this coming year and “excited to create a Jewish community within the school.”

Every year in the fall, students find excuses to get out of class and go to the activities fair to view the numerous clubs ACC has to offer. Whether the students are there for fun or information, this annual tradition reminds students about how much is going on in the broader school community. From start-ups like Acca-Pitches to staple clubs such as Model General Assembly, our school has much to offer and shows no sign of slowing down. Journalism, joining in on the fun, has its own club meeting every Tuesday during Archer’s in Ms. McFarlane’s room.

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Zack Dabrowski
Zack Dabrowski, Staff Reporter
Zack is a senior at The Arlington Career Center who is earning a general education associates degree at NOVA. He’s interested in pursuing a degree in anthropology and political science. He is currently a representative on the Student Advisory Board and a member of the Senior Committee. He is also currently interning at the Center for Youth and Family Advocacy.