MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Olivia Crumm sat on her friend Clara Irving's shoulders playing the ukulele to help her group stand out from the sea of 85 other organizations at Wednesday's Club Involvement Fair.
Soon after, a few others competing for prospective members' attention hopped on their friends' shoulders, carrying signs and shouting slogans. Crumm, the vice president of the Ukulele Club, playfully yelled "real original" at each of them.
Crumm's club usually plays at school events, such as on Martin Luther King Day. This year, they hope to play a concert at Willow Towers, a New Rochelle retirement home, where the Larchmont resident volunteered for a community service Bingo event last year.
"I just thought it would be a good idea to hold a concert there," said Crumm, a junior who is also a member of the Phuse Club.
Like Crumm, many club presidents and vice presidents signed up for other organizations they would like to work with.
Senior Sammy Gitlin, a Larchmont resident, is captain for both the Tap Team and the Krazii Krew, two dance teams. Wednesday, she signed up for the Step Team.
"I've been dancing since I was young," she said. "I dance three times a week, but I've never actually been on a step team before and I wanted to try it out."
The Step Team is run by seniors Natalie Guerrero and Alana Reibstein, who will hold tryouts for those who signed up. Guerrero said the team has about 20 students and performs at school events.
Some students, like sophomores Lisa Glauber and Gillian Garfinken, joined clubs to spend time with friends. The Larchmont residents joined STAND, which expanded this year to raise awareness about Genocide in not just Darfur but any country.
"If your friends are part of it, it's just good to have that extra time to hang out together," Garfinken said.
They will have that chance Mondays during lunch, when the club meets with Elizabeth Clain, the high school's new principal.
"We will try to read a new article or screen a film about the subject every time we have a meeting," said senior Alicia Meglio.
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