Ever wonder what the Future Business Leaders of America club is all about? How about the Choral Lions? Do you know what STEM stands for?

You can learn that STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Mountain View Meet Yourself, a new event being presented at the high school Friday night.

The event will spotlight the school’s many clubs and organizations to encourage new membership as well as promote many nearby businesses that help support school activities and the community.

It will take place in conjunction with that night’s football game in which Mountain View will play Canyon Del Oro High School. The event opens around 6 p.m.; the game starts at 7.

All the clubs on campus and more than 50 local businesses have been invited to participate, said teacher Chuck Winkler.

So far, more than 20 have confirmed they will participate. School clubs include the Culinary Arts Program, Future Business Leaders of America, Photo Club, TV Productions Club, LARP Medieval group, Choral Lions, Med Lab (HOSA), Ultimate Frisbee Club, Athletic Training Club, STEM, STUCO (student council), and Skills USA Auto Club, and the swim and dance teams.

Participating businesses include Bookmans, Culver’s, Dairy Queen, Desert Sports & Fitness, doTERRA Essential Oils, Great Clips, NOS Computers, Peter Piper Pizza and Sweet River Coffee.

Additional booth space is available for businesses.

“It’s cool what we’re trying to do,” said sophomore Greg Wilburn. “It’s different from what we’ve done before with outside businesses. We not just showing off the school but we’re showing off the community to our students.”

Wilburn is a member of FBLA, whose members will be running the concession stand for the visitors’ side of the football stadium.

Hailey Low has just begun her freshman year, yet she is already involved with Freshman, Leadership, Studentcouncil and is taking an active role in ensuring Meet Yourself’s success. She is preparing the tickets for all the businesses and helping to organize the event In addition, she will help with the event’s set up and then clean up afterward.

Participating in Meet Yourself s important to Hailey.

“It was appealing to me to help out the school and be involved in the community,” she noted. “We will be the leaders one day, and so we should start helping out now. We have provide a good example to incoming freshmen and anyone else attending Mountain View.”

The event was originally assigned to Winkler’s Advanced Marketing Class. However, the class was dissolved after too few students signed up to take the class, said Winkler. The event was then shifted to the student council, leaving the students only two weeks in which to plan and prepare for the event.

“It shows if we can do something in such a short amount of time, we can do something this big,” Hailey said.

If you go

What: Mountain View HS Meet Yourself

When: Sept. 2, 6 p.m.

Where: On the service drive near the football field, Mountain View High School, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd.

Cost: Free

To host a booth, contact Chuck Winkler at c.e.winkler@maranausd.org.

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