Students Attend Summer Programs Fair
American High School held its annual Summer Programs Fair in the rotunda on Friday, March 7. Students from any school and grade were encouraged to attend and learn more about the summer opportunities available to them.
The fair was hosted by the Fremont Unified Student Store (FUSS), a non-profit organization that strives to meet the needs of the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD). For the past couple of years, TGIF (The Gifted in Fremont) coordinated the fair, but this year, the job was passed along to the hands of Ivy Wu, one of the head organizers.
“It’s wonderful to be hosting it this year,” Wu said. “We got more vendors than last year and had to turn down other vendors, because we sold out.”
The fair had a total of 60 vendors that represented programs from art, music, sports, science, business, academics, and much more.
Due to the large variety of programs available, sophomores Amorette Simon and Baiyinah Syed came to the fair hoping to find a leadership program that could support them in the upcoming student elections.
“It broadened our horizons,” Simon said. “I thought that Ohlone was our only option to take classes during the summer, but I found out that you can take classes at Berkeley and other places as well.”
The fair had over 30 academic vendors; it provided many students with the opportunity to find the right tutors or enrichment programs that would improve their academics.
“I came to the fair, because I wanted to see what opportunities I could find in the Bay Area,” sophomore Christina Ho said. “I was looking for anything that could improve my academics, and I found a few engineering programs I’m interested in.”
While many students like Ho came to the fair in search of a program that would enrich their academics, junior Apoorva Handigol came to find a program not only for herself, but for others.
“There are a variety of programs out there for students,” Handigol said. “So I came to find a good program for my brother, an incoming freshman as well.”
Through this fair, many students found a program that appealed to them and had the opportunity to explore their interests.