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Club Rush ’09


Fountain Valley High School


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17816 Bushard St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Thursday, September 24, 2009 Volume XXVII, Issue II


MUCH ENERGY : Club members proudly hold up signs attract potential newcomers

Club Rush 2009: Excitement and Enthusiasm Many clubs advertise in the Bowl to recruit potential members


By ANH LE staff writer

s the lunch bell rings, thousands of students crowd around the bowl in hope of finding the perfect club for them. This can only mean one thing: Club Rush has arrived! This event lasts until Friday, September 25. What is Club Rush? This four-day

lunch activity gives club members a chance to set up stands and desks in the Bowl to recruit potential members who share a common interest. This time of the year is usually filled with loud, enthusiastic cheering and promoting, but this year’s is especially thunderous because of a club competition. Mr. Herzfeld and Mr. Kennedy will determine the club with the most spirit

In Honor of Tiffany Nguyen Keeping Tiffany’s dreams alive


By CHRISTINE LE staff writer

ast December, one of Fountain Valley’s beloved students, freshman Tiffany Nguyen, lost her life to can-

cer. Tiffany always had a love for helping others, especially children. In her honor and in order to support her dreams, Tiffany’s friends and family held a car wash on Sunday, September 13, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car


GREAT CAUSE : Friends and family come out to supportTiffany’s dreams

and the best booth and give its members a pizza party. Club Rush really brings out the diverse activities around school and shows how unique FVHS really is. From Club Soul to Key Club, there is a club for every student. Freshmen benefit most from Club Rush, getting the feel of FVHS culture and having the chance to join activities

that will allow them to meet new people. Clubs collected sign-ups by passing out free T-shirts, raffle tickets, and free food. Club members also walked around the bowl carrying colorful banners that proudly advertise their club. “I think Club Rush is a great experience,” says junior Jennifer Hoang. “It gives you an opportunity to make new friends and show your interests.”

wash was donation-supported and also included refreshments. All proceeds were donated to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Tiffany’s friends who came out to set up the car wash at 7-Eleven were also greeted with other FVHS students who came to volunteer and support the fundraiser. The car wash was a tremendous success. Tiffany’s friends and family raised

over $800 FOR CHOC, which was almost double their goal of $375. This was their first fundraiser for “Tiffany’s Dream”, a charity and hopefully a soon-to-be campus club created by Tiffany’s friends and family. Kim Do exclaims, “It was an amazing car wash and everyone was having a great time. We’re so proud and thankful of those who came out and supported us!”

FUNDRAISER : Volunteers wash cars on a cold Sunday morning




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club rush 09 Baron clubs show off spirit to draw in newcoming members

“It’s one of the best service clubs on campus with many projects to better the community and more.”

“Our goal is to raise money for corrective operations on children with facial deformities.”

- Key Club

- Operation Smile

“We attend beach cleanups, plan ways to make the community more eco-friendly, and educate people on important environmental concerns.”

“Our objection is to rai community service for the Susan B and other organizations support

- Greenleaf Society

- Pink Rib

“NHS serves to honor students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.”

“We promote diversity and tries to m school a comfortable place fo all kinds of people.”

- National Honors Society

“We’re devoted to raising awareness of and funds for people in Africa who suffer from severe disadvantages, such as war, famine, dirty drinking water, and AIDS.”

- Friends for Africa

“CSF is an academic and community centered club that provides students with the opportunities to visit colleges.”

- California Scholarship Federation

- Baron Bridge Builder

“FBLA teaches stude conferences, projects, a also learn how to com cooperate

- Future Business

What club are YOU inter International:

-Chinese Club -French Club -Korean Club -Muslim Student Association -Spanish Club -Japanese Club -Vietnamese Student Association *Not all registered clubs are listed


-Academic Decathlon -California Scholarhip Federation (CSF) -Economics Club -Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) -Medical Society -Mu Alpha Theta (MATH) -National Honors Society (NHS) -Science Olympiad


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Design Board: Tooba Ghias, Marylynn Pham, & Jazmin Temores Photography: Sami Yerunkar & Thomas Warloe Cartoons: Thomas Panaccione Design: Michelle Doan

“It’s an academic club that focuses on a wide range of sciences from physical science to experimental design.”

- Science Olympiad

- American Heart Association

“We raise funds for senior activities, such as the Senior Luau and Senior Breakfast.”

bbon Club


- Club Soul

“Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascualar dieseases and stroke.”

ise money and perform B. Komen for the Cure Foundation ting the fight for breast cancer.”

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“We’re a unique group of people interested in the roots of hip hop culture.”

- Senior Commission

“We aim to inform others about the high rates of hepatitis B and liver cancer in Asians and Pacific Islanders.”

- Team HBV

ents business skills with and other activities. Students mmunicate with, lead, and e with others.”

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rested in? Extracirricular Activity: -Bowling Club -Club Soul -Debate Association -Friday Night Live (FNL) -Martial Arts Club -Philosophy Club -Photo Club -Rubik’s Club

Support a Cause:

-American Cancer Society (ACS) -American Heart Association (AHA) -Friends for Africa -Gay/Straight Alliance --Greenleaf Society -Habitat for Humanity -Operation S.E.A. -Operation Smile (OpS) -Pink Ribbon Club -Working Wardrobes

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Published September 24, 2009

Baron Banner | Volume XXVII; Issue II  

Published September 24, 2009