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High School Club Fair Promotes Civic Duty

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Walking for a cause was an easy commitment for Sophomore Finbar Cantoron while Senior Ariel Sabel briefly considered cooking for charity. Other Scarsdale High School students, meanwhile, decided between joining the Italian Culture Club or International Club, or both.

A three-day club fair to expose high school students to the almost 100 different service, special interest, arts and other civic and social clubs hummed on its last day Thursday. Baked goods, candy, sandwiches and other treats were set out alongside display boards and flyers inviting students to stop by the tables for information.

“To give back,” Cantor said, of his decision to sign up with Walka Walka. The fledgling group formed this school year plans to have its members participate and walk in different charity fundraisers, its organizers said.

The catchy-named group competed with members of the school’s Sustainable Garden and the American Red Cross, among others, for the attention of passing students. Sue Peppers, assistant principal at the high school, said the event provides exposure to the clubs to the full student body and allows students, especially freshmen, an opportunity to learn about the varied organizations and their missions at one location.

“The spirit of volunteering is a tradition at Scarsdale High as we encourage students to become involved and give back to the community,” Peppers said. “The clubs also give students a chance to pursue their own interests or discover new interests."

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