Participating can be a fun and encouraging way to branch out, as with senior Melanie Aguilar. Being a part of clubs like Mu Alpha Theta, National Honors Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and UIL, Aguilar is an excellent example of how much influence clubs can make.

“I was really shy during my sophomore year, and I didn’t want to join clubs,” Aguilar said. “It was until Mr. Hinojosa told me to join Mu Alpha Theta that I changed my mind.”

While joining Mu Alpha Theta, the honors math club, wasn’t a part of her plan, Aguilar mentioned that being in these clubs helped her get out of her shell and take on leadership roles. Last year, she served as the treasurer for Mu Alpha Theta and was president of the club this year.

“It is important for students to be a part of clubs because that’s how you get out of your comfort zone,” Aguilar said. “You just get more involved, and it’s better.”

Aguilar has also gotten involved in UIL, competing in events related to number sense, calculators, math, and science. At the same time, UIL offers creative writing, new writing, speaking events, and math and science events that interest Aguilar.

“UIL has something for everyone to participate in and excel at,” Aguilar said.

Being a part of clubs allows everyone to be involved and participate, and Aguilar demonstrates that being a part of a club can have an impact.

I am a 16-year-old reporter at Jimmy Carter Early College High School. I am a part of the La Joya High School Jewelette Drill Team. Dancing has always been something that I am passionate about. My favorite subject is math, and I hope to become an engineer when I am older. Go RedWolves!!