Participation in student-requested clubs continues to increase at Knoxville High School, with students organizing groups and activities focused on a wide variety of interests.
The E-Sports Club, added in the 2020-21 school year, has doubled in participation—with about 6.4 percent of the student body taking part in the club. The Color Guard, also introduced in the 2020-21 school year, has also seen an increase in participation, to 1.95 percent this year.
Coding Club began this year and has been successful, with a 3.11 percent participation rate.
Art Club and Spanish Club are also popular, each with a 1.36 percent participation rate this year.
“Education-based extracurricular activities play an important role in our students’ development, academic performance, and social interactions,” said Ryan Paulsen, Activities Director for the Knoxville Community School District. “In addition to the life skills that can be attained by participating in activities, they also give students an outlet to connect more to their school. We feel great about the diverse catalog of options we offer for extracurricular activities to students, and hopefully there is something for everyone.”
Knoxville High School has seen immense growth in student club participation since the 2018-19 school year, which had a total yearlong club participation rate of 26.63 percent. This school year, that rate has climbed to 54.86 percent.