By Irem Sogutlugil,
Among the many clubs at Davis High is the California Scholarship Federation (CSF), which focuses on serving the community through volunteer opportunities.
To be considered an active member of CSF, students must have around a 3.5 GPA, complete 20 hours of community service and attend at least two meetings each semester.
Senior Shreya Sudarshana is the club’s president and has big plans for this year. She hopes to create a better reputation for the club at DHS.
“I personally see CSF as a wonderful way to integrate high school students with their community and would like to encourage this vision amongst other students,” Sudarshana said.
She would like to form partnerships with other clubs to help them reach their goals and host campus-wide events.
In addition, Sudarshana wants to form a partnership with the Special Education program to bring the CSF community closer to students in the program.
With the help of CSF vice president and senior Thomas Zheng, Sudarshana will work on her vision for the club throughout the year.
Being part of the club can make students eligible for scholarships, which are given to a few seniors each year at Senior Awards Night, which is also hosted by CSF. Students can also apply for college scholarships.
Junior Tessa Malone was a CSF member last year and is continuing this year.
“I really like the events that CSF provides as well as the feeling of helping out when I go to the events,” Malone said.
Malone enjoys the fact that she is able to benefit her community and give back.
“It pushes you to actually help out at activities and be of benefit to your community,” she said.
Senior Navya Chauhan is the CSF Project Coordinator and has already received many community service opportunities from charities and nonprofits.
In her sophomore and junior years, Chauhan was a member of the club, but this year she decided take on a larger position.
“I knew that I wanted to take an active role in the club itself by organizing projects and getting in touch with event coordinators all over Davis,” Chauhan said.
She believes the club can do big things: “With around 400 members, CSF has the ability to effectively benefit the community through service projects,” Chauhan said.
Registration will begin on Sept. 14 and end Sept. 25 in room P-13, which is also where you can get a copy of the CSF form needed at registration. Bring the form, $5, a copy of last semester’s grades and (for returning members) last semester’s hour sheet to register at lunch in the next two weeks.