Farmington Has a Variety of Clubs


Charli Merrill, Staff Writer

Farmington High School has around 1,500 students. With that many kids in one place, there is bound to be many different personalities and interests. Luckily, there are a variety of different clubs here for each kind of person and their hobbies. And if there isn’t one, you can create your own! But, unfortunately many students may not know about all the different clubs Farmington has to offer. So, if you are looking to join a group or want to be a part of the FHS culture, you’ve come to the right place!

First, a club you might not be very familiar with is the Dungeons and Dragons. They meet Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:00 in the 1300 suite, and there are currently 6 members, but they are always open to new people. A lot of people can be quick to stereotype it, but anyone who likes to play video games would enjoy it! 

“If you enjoy telling stories with similar people, you would enjoy it even if you’ve never played before,” club captain, Eliza Roylance said. 

When asked what their favorite parts of being in the club were, the majority said they liked being able to play a character and escape from regular life.

“I also like the strategy part of the game, and working out a plan together,” club member, Jared Jardine said. 

Dungeons and Dragons has so much to offer. It’s a great way to meet people, gain a new hobby, and have lots of stories to tell that you wouldn’t have otherwise. So make sure to stop by after school on Tuesdays! 

The next club is Debate. The leader of the club is Walker Tracy, a Junior. Typically, they focus on learning how to use rhetoric, present articles in a convincing way, and try to win arguments. This club is fun but also very beneficial. It can help with public speaking, mock trials, being better at winning arguments, and it can also count for an english credit as a senior! 

“Any person can benefit from this. People who are engaged in politics, like to win arguments, and whoever wants to be better at public speaking,” Tracy said. 

It is also a great way to make new friends, even from other schools. The competition season starts in October, and ends in March. They typically compete twice a month on Fridays and/or Saturdays. If this sounds appealing to you, They meet Mondays and Tuesdays after school in the 1800 suite and there are 26 members as of now.

Lastly, we have the creative writing club, with Mrs. Roberge as the advisor. They meet after school on Wednesdays in room 2810. The typical day starts with a 30 minute free write. Later they focus a lot on writing techniques and try different prompts to expand their skills. Anyone who enjoys writing, even if they aren’t great at it, would enjoy the club, and they always like having new people.

“It is a good opportunity to explore writing as a creative outlet because words are as much of an art as painting and drawing,” Roberge added. “And just because you haven’t come all year doesn’t mean you shouldn’t now. It’s a fun group of kids.”

If any of these clubs sounded intriguing to you, make sure you stop by after school. Even if you are unsure, it doesn’t hurt to try something new. I encourage all of you to join or start a club, even if it isn’t one of these three!