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Beta to Bollywood: What Is Chamblee’s Best Club?

Chamblee’s Interact Club after volunteering at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. Photo courtesy of Anika Mano (‘25).

Chamblee is home to numerous clubs, including traditional ones like the National Honor Society (NHS) and student-initiated ones like Puzzle Club. Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities to explore their interests, but what do they consider Chamblee’s best club to be?

Asia Prejean (‘25) believes the title goes to My Brother’s Keeper. 

“I think the best club at Chamblee is My Brother’s Keeper because it teaches a lot of the young men in our school to carry themselves a certain way and be presentable and gentlemanly. Most of the guys I know are in My Brother’s Keeper, and they are really nice. It just helps you for later on in life rather than right now in high school,” she said.

Others feel that cultural significance is a more important aspect of a club.

“Chamblee’s Bollywood Club is the best club because it has a lot of diversity and shows [Indian] culture. We do a lot of activities and learn the beauty of Indian culture. It is a good way to meet new people,” said Suhina Agravat (‘25).

Chamblee’s Bollywood Club preparing for its pani puri eating competition. Photo courtesy of Suhina Agravat (‘25).

Jaden Brown (‘25) also values diversity in his favorite club. 

“I think the best club is VEX Robotics because it is very competitive and really good for [careers in the] engineering industry. I think it has the most diverse community in the whole school,” he said. 

Chamblee has multiple clubs dedicated to the fine arts, and those are also in the running for our school’s number one club.

“The best club is SkillsUSA because it is really fun and a good experience where you get to learn stuff that helps for college. I work as a writer for the club,” said Aiden Armstrong (‘26). 

Unlike other volunteering clubs such as NHS and Beta Club, Interact Club, many Chamblee students’ favorite club, has no community service hours requirement, but if members accumulate enough points from volunteering throughout their time in the club, they receive an Interact Club cord at graduation. 

“I think that the best club is Interact Club because it has a variety of activities for people to do. It definitely gives you more social skills, and it is very important to develop these skills for the future,” said Sofia Briceno (‘27). 

Additionally, Chamblee has student-led clubs that focus on inclusivity within our school. 

“Gender Sexuality Alliance has group discussions where we talk about our highs and lows, so we are not only focusing on the negative. We do a variety of different things during club meetings, not just discussions.We have presentations that people can make and present, so it is not just the club leaders making presentations,” said Chip Ratzel (‘25). 

Chamblee has plenty of appreciable and special clubs, but students should ensure that their own “best club” fits their interests and schedules.

“GSA is open and welcoming to anyone and everyone who’s willing to join. We don’t have strict memberships,” said Ratzel. “So if you appear one day, and then another day five months later, you are still a part of the club.”

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Simran Kukreja
Simran Kukreja, Staff Writer
Simran Kukreja (‘24) is a junior and Staff Writer for the Chamblee Blue & Gold. In five years, she hopes to be happy with where her life is heading. Her three favorite things are her Mathnasium students, iced match green tea lattes with two pumps of chai and vanilla sweet cold foam, and Spotify.

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