Commissioner of Clubs

Bella Kan


1. What motivated you to run for Commissioner of Clubs?
    I wanted to run for this position so that incoming/current students are able to experience more than the competitive nature of high school, but also enjoy what one is excited about whether that be mock trial, community service, or even cheese. I have found that clubs are one of the most rewarding experiences in high school and have allowed me to meet so many people and do and explore my passion.

2. How will you combat the low activity and involvement of clubs during Second Semester, and what new incentives will you create to promote more? What will you add to the club-school culture?
    I am founder of the SPHS Amnesty International Club and I know firsthand how confusing it can be to create a club let alone an active and ongoing one. I want to enhance communications between myself and club presidents by meeting individually with club presidents to learn more about their club, the goals for each semester/overall goal, and ideas for activities that would be held on campus. Additionally, I would check in with clubs throughout both semester to help them accomplish their goals wether it be by enlisting the help of the commissioner of publicity to promote a fundraiser or by brainstorming ideas to increase the officer or member communications. To address low activity, I will host a club fair in the second semester with each club hosting activities that other students outside of the club can partake in for example Feel Full could have PB&J making of feminine care product bag stuffing, and another fair in which clubs can review what their club did in that year, highlighting the work or activities they did.


Ian Wang


1. What motivated you to run for Commissioner of Clubs?
    Going into junior year, I knew I wanted to start a club to share my interests and find a community who enjoys similar activities. That idea became the Outdoors Club and as a club president and an active member of other clubs, I've come to respect the opportunities clubs give as an outlet for other interests and passions. I'm motivated to run for Commissioner of Clubs to improve club-related experiences for the student body. Although I would have to manage around one hundred clubs, I believe my organizational skills will shine through. I understand that support is important, and will use time during brunch and lunch and at home to be available to clubs, and will coordinate through social media and other networks.

2. How will you combat the low activity and involvement of clubs during Second Semester, and what new incentives will you create to promote more? What will you add to the club-school culture?
    I would like to give clubs a bigger presence and make it easier to create and manage clubs. To promote more activity and sustain interest, I would increase club recognition, publicize clubs and participate in events. I would also incorporate other lines of assistance, such as sister clubs to collaborate and experienced leaders to mentor. My hope is that this will increase unification among students between clubs. I believe that my energy and commitment will add to the club-school culture and help make clubs and thereby school a better experience for all.