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Cavaliers Explore Their Passions in Gables’ Annual Club Fair

Booths and curious faces can be seen covering the inside of the gymnasium.
Anastasia Sanders
Among numerous other booths and students, sophomore Adrian Perez stands at the Quill and Scroll booth, ready to represent Gables’ National Journalism Honor Society.

As the school year progresses, the students of Coral Gables Senior High School gathered together in the gymnasium to put forth an annual showcase of all the clubs and organizations available to them. On Sept. 19, 31 clubs set up booths to provide students with valuable information about their purpose, joining process and future activities. With a vast selection of clubs to choose from, Cavaliers from all grade levels were able to participate during first and second lunch.

“Not only do we have many clubs that are offered but we also are one of the few schools in the county where the students run everything, and it’s kind of neat to watch that. That doesn’t happen at other schools,” Mr. Eric Molina said.

Gables’ clubs work to a significant asset to the student body of Gables, offering Cavaliers the opportunity to gain community service hours, develop new skills, take part in fun-filled activities and forge lasting friendships. Clubs at Gables organize meetings, fundraisers and community service opportunities with a heavy emphasis on promoting a wide range of goals.

PACE is a club that allows students to get involved in the government, its actions and events without being able to vote. (Anastasia Sanders)

Political Activism and Civic Engagement Club 

PACE provides high school students with an opportunity to get involved in politics and government actions despite not being of voting age. Through the club, students can engage in various events aimed to provide younger generations of leaders to making an impact on their world, through political action. PACE’s most popular event, Politicare, is held annually and invites speakers to the school to educate and teach students about the challenges and issues facing society today. With PACE, students can gain valuable insights into the workings of government and the steps they can take to make a difference in it.

“We provide civic engagement opportunities and strive to get people active in government. As young people, we don’t get to vote on what happens to us. We in PACE want to inspire people to take action and contribute to the political discussions that apply to them,” junior Nathalie Schwart said.

Gables Wellness is a club at Gables that promotes mental and physical wellness for students and faculty. (Anastasia Sanders)

Gables Wellness

Gables Wellness is a student-led organization dedicated to promoting mental health and well-being among students at Gables. Through a range of programs and initiatives, the club aims to provide students with practical tools and resources to help them stay organized, reduce stress and improve their overall quality of life. Whether it’s through mindfulness workshops, yoga classes, or group therapy sessions, Gables Wellness is committed to fostering a community of care and support.

“Gables provides students with numerous opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, such as clubs and sports. Despite the demanding academic workload, Gables students showcase a strong work ethic and a positive attitude toward their tasks and manage to balance their academic and social lives by actively participating in various clubs. These clubs not only benefit the school but also provide various advantages to the students in their present and future pursuits,” sponsor Ms. Kiely said.

FBLA is the largest business career student organization in the world, helping students prepare for future careers. (Anastasia Sanders)

Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA is a national association comprising of around 250,000 students across the country who aspire to succeed in the business world. FBLA provides opportunities to participate in various competitions, allowing students to choose the areas of business they are passionate about. To prepare students for business-related aspects, the club equips them with public speaking and critical thinking skills.

“FBLA is an excellent opportunity for students to develop essential skills in leadership, communication, and entrepreneurship while also providing opportunities for recognition and networking. Being part of FBLA can enhance your resume and open doors to future opportunities,” junior Matthew Castano said.

Gables’ clubs aspire to provide students with numerous opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, whether that be community service, connection or personal growth. Student participation in unique clubs foments passion and involvement for each Cavaliers’ years at Gables. 

“I think that having a wide range of clubs at Gables can greatly benefit our students, considering it gives them a diverse environment to choose who they want to surround themselves with, the environment they learn in, and where they want to set their focus,” junior Naomi Galex said.

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Elyse Harris
Elyse Harris, CavsConnect Staff Writer
Elyse Harris is currently a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program at Coral Gables Senior High. This is her first year in CavsConnect, and she is thrilled to start her journey in the publication, hoping to improve her writing skills. She enjoys writing poetry, going to the beach, hanging out with friends and you will always catch her listening to music. As someone who is very academically focused, she hopes to become a doctor and participate in medical research in the future. Still, Elyse tries to always keep a balance between school and her social life. During this school year, she is excited to learn new things and is prepared for anything she may encounter.
Laura Ridoux
Laura Ridoux, CavsConnect Co-Editor-in-Chief
Laura Ridoux is a senior in the International Baccalaureate program. This is her third year in CavsConnect and she is very excited to return as co-editor-in-chief to lead her staff into her last year of high school, with plans to make it the most memorable one yet. At Coral Gables Senior High, Laura is quite involved, being on the board of multiple clubs including the International Baccalaureate Honor Society, National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America, while serving as Treasurer for the Class of 2024. She never backs down from a challenge and is always looking to learn something new. Outside of school, Laura loves to travel, meet people from different backgrounds and take pictures with her Canon EOS Rebel T7. Overall, she is thrilled for this upcoming year and cannot wait to see what lies ahead for her.
Anastasia Sanders
Anastasia Sanders, CavsTV Staff
Anastasia Sanders is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program. She is excited to jump into her first year in CavsTV and get the chance to work with new people. You can usually find her at the beach with a book in her hand or cooking something up in her kitchen. Anastasia has practiced a total of seven sports throughout the last five years. She is looking forward to becoming a part of the CavsTV family.
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