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Business Professionals of America is just one of the many organizations that seniors Simarleen Gulati and Chulsoon Hwang are involved in.

Business Professionals of America is just one of the many organizations that seniors Simarleen Gulati and Chulsoon Hwang are involved in.

Laura Mucciarone

Laura Mucciarone

Business Professionals of America is just one of the many organizations that seniors Simarleen Gulati and Chulsoon Hwang are involved in.

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During the average day, senior Chulsoon Hwang has four classes and occasionally has to attend a club meeting.

But it’s not just for one, it’s for three.

As a member of Business Professionals of America, he and many others must maintain a balance between BPA and other organizations.

“I am in HOSA, BPA, and Science Olympiad. I am able to keep up with the workloads in all other clubs by managing my time,” Hwang said.

The many students involved in extracurriculars, such as BPA, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) , Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and Science Olympiad are always trying to keep control of their busy schedule.

However, these students are sometimes unable to put all of their focus onto just one organization.

“The biggest weakness would be time commitment because a lot of our students participate in more than one thing. I have a lot of kids that participate in DECA or they participate in HOSA and so they just have to find the time to commit,” BPA advisor Laura Mucciarone said.

“They’re having to go to Key Club or they’re having to do HOSA or BPA. There is a lot of crossover,” DECA advisor Anita Roenbeck said.

Although these students are doing a lot of balancing, they have several reasons to stay involved.

“I firmly believe that I have learned a lot through these clubs. As an officer for two clubs, there comes more than just the competitive aspect. Officers bear a responsibility to ensure that other members thrive in their events through hard work and confidence,” senior Jeffrey Liew said.

Some students struggle to keep up with their club responsibilities, but they’re finding ways to stay on top of it.

“The main objective is to focus on one organization at a time. Usually taking many clubs and doing all the work together will appear stressful with the workload. Essentially, it is tackling one event at a time,” Liew said.

By doing so, he and other students are using these skills to create future plans for themselves.

“I can use HOSA to help me in the medical field, BPA can help me in the business aspects of whatever field I go into, and Science Olympiad is just a plethora of scientific information that I can use in the future,” Hwang said.

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