MVHS has some of the most diverse extracurricula opportunities I could possibly imagine. As for myself, I am part of Environmental Club, French Club, and Dance Spectrum. In each case, I have been able to connect with an amazing group of students who share my passions, yet who also bring different interests to the table. For instance, in Environmental Club, I found a girl who shares my interest in biomimicry and bio-inspired design. We were able to bond over our shared excitement for this field, and discuss its potential applications in sustainable technology.
The only thing preventing me from getting involved in other activities is limited time! There is truly an opportunity for every student and a way to accommodate every interest. Consider how many different bands are here: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Wind Ensemble... and that's only the bands!
If students feel that they cannot find a club or activity to support their interests, they are welcome to create a club at any time. Teachers are very supportive of new clubs, and often volunteer to host clubs inside their classrooms at lunch. Just this year we added Girls Who Code, Boardgame Club, and Gardening Club to join our extensive list of clubs.
One thing I really appreciate about MVHS is that there is equal emphasis placed on performing arts and sports as extracurriculars. I am not much into sports, yet I never feel like Dance Spectrum or the other performing arts are eclipsed by our sports events. Dance Spectrum always boasts a full house for all its shows!
Lastly, MVHS students are always willing and eager to extend their communities to other students. There is no better place to see this than at Club Arena, where excited club members pitch their projects to incoming freshmen and try to recruit new members. Above all, there is that sense of acceptance and passion that knits the MVHS community together yet still nurtures diversity within all extracurriculars.