All responses by Jacara Poole, advisor of Rho Kappa.
Q: What are the requirements to get into this club?
Teacher recommendation, at least 2 social studies credits, and a junior or senior.
Q: What is your favorite part about this club?
A: The presidents! They were in charge of Rho Kappa last year and they have taken charge this year as well. I’m also happy to be a part, but I’m still going to learn what my favorite thing is. Right now, it’s Emily and Maya (the presidents) and how organized they are, and how they’ve already planned some awareness projects, and the awareness projects look like they’re going to be interesting so I’m super excited to be a part of those. The first one is about Indigenous people, so I’m excited about all of that.
Q: What makes this club unique?
A: It gives people an opportunity to see how social studies looks in the real world and not so much in a textbook because you’re actually doing things that are putting you in the community and applying things that you learned from social studies into the real world and making it current.
Q: Who should apply?
A: It’s one of the very few clubs offered for people who enjoy social studies, also it’s unique that so many people want to come and study social studies. Not too many people these days want to learn about it, so I’m super excited that people want to incorporate it further into their life outside of the classroom. I ask my students at the beginning of the semester to raise their hands if they think that history’s important, and only one kid raises their hand.
Q: What are the advantages of being in this club?
A: You get a cord at graduation!