Clubs at Cranberry: Part 2

A poster for Cranberry High School’s musical, “The Pirate Queen,” hangs on a wall at the school. (By Jacob Sparks/Student contributor)

Student contributors

Clubs are a great way for students to get involved, so it is important that all students have a chance to join.

In the words of Cranberry’s principal, Ritt Smith, “Any club that has an adviser and meets at the school is open to students.”

With all of the clubs at Cranberry High School, it’s important to know who can join what. Clubs may have special requirements that must be met in order to join them, such as National Honor Society. Requirements for each club can be found by asking the club’s adviser, who is often a staff member.

There are necessary conditions for every student to be involved in a club. Students cannot be failing a class and still be actively participating in a club when they could be using that time to study and bring up their grades.

Everyone who is a student of Cranberry may participate, and this includes those who attend Vo-tech. However, it may seem, it is actually simple to keep actively involved in a club if you put in the work.

Although there are clubs for just about everything at Cranberry, there may be something that you think needs a club. If you have an idea for a club, make sure you have a purpose along with an overview, bylaws, regular meetings, and officers with duties for the club.

The overview of the club would be presented to the school board where it would be decided if the club should be made official.

There are many things involved in being a part of a club. These small details could be the type of club it is or even the requirements that you need to meet to join. Also, know that some have revolving membership, meaning that you can join at anytime throughout the year, and others must be joined at a particular time in the year. With this in mind, go check out a club you’ll enjoy and have fun!


Ady Carter, Natalie Sandrock and Jacob Sparks are students at Cranberry High School and members of Cranberry Chronicles, the school’s journalism/publications class.