Involvement Fair is not as effective as it could be


Ryan Thomas

Students gather listening to club pitches during the involvement fair

Ryan Thomas '22, Staff Writer

Each fall at Staples High School, presidents and members come together during lunch waves, attempting to convince Staples students to join their clubs with the help of posters and creative pitches. 


 A major problem with the Involvement Fair is that students are not seriously interested in the club, but are more interested in the candy they receive by signing up.

If clubs are really interested in getting club members who hold a sincere interest in their task and philosophy, they should remove candy. 

Personally, I found that the sweet treats posed a distraction for the important information. Club advertisers could have also engaged in more conversations with interested students. 

Many clubs were accustomed to people being initially uninterested. When walking around the fair, I noticed that certain people advertising just asked you write your name and did not pursue your actual thought or interest.  

The Involvement fair can be more effective in the future by changing certain ways of advertising such as distracting items and engaging more with students.  To reinforce why there should not be candy, Staples student Jack Dennison created the “ Nae Nae” club which gave out sweet treats and turned out to not even be a club. Many clubs did not receive members for the amount of people that signed their names showing that people weren’t actually interested in the club.