Every school has Clubs for a student to join, but Ursuline encourages students to create and lead a club if they have passion for the work ahead!
For example, Chomped is Ursuline’s cooking club and started back in 2017. The club began when two friends, Ava Rowling ‘20 and Annie Farkas ‘20, had a conversation about their love for cooking shows and cooking in general. Both of their moms had taught them how to cook from a very young age. They enjoyed cooking/baking and had a lot of knowledge about healthy foods as well. They saw a need in the school for students to have a place to learn how to cook and how to cook healthy food! They got Ms. Boutiere '01 on board as the club moderator and drafted up an explanation as to why they wanted to start a cooking club. Their proposal was accepted by the principal, and they began plans for starting the club the next semester. They knew they would need more help, so they found three other friends to help them plan club meetings and prepare ingredients. Throughout the process, they learned a lot about running a club, getting people to attend, buying supplies, and planning ahead of time. Annie Farkas ‘20 comments, “It was a great experience and I felt as though I was leaving a legacy when I graduated. It was a joy to return to Ursuline as a Communications Intern this Christmas, now 5 years since the club began, and see that something I started is enjoyed by so many UA students today and the club is alive and well.”
Another club that started very recently is the Robotics Club. The club is now moderated by teacher Sarah Tardivon, although the idea for the club and all the planning and creating is done solely by students. UA’s Robotics Club is unique in that it is the only robotics club at an all-girls school in the Cincinnati area. The club has been growing and has even competed in local competitions already. Last season, the team participated in the Southeastern Ohio qualifying tournament. During the competition, the robot had 2 and a half minutes to complete different challenges to score points. Ursuline’s team scored 19th overall and won the Judge’s Choice Award, an amazing accomplishment for a new team.
These are just two examples of students who had an idea for a club, and it is now a reality. You could do the same! Or you could join already established clubs like Songwriting Club, Paint & Ink, Black Student Union, Earth Action Team, foreign language clubs (Spanish, French, German, and Latin), and so much more.