For 7 a.m., a time when most teenagers are still dragging their feet, there was an excited buzz roaring through the high school cafeteria on Friday morning.
Tables were set up throughout the cavernous room, with a chance for students to peruse the afterschool activities clubs available, and join the ones that interest them.
Over a dozen clubs had members stationed at tables with displays -- clubs for TV and video, art, environmental awareness, gay-straight alliance, junior prom committee, recreation, Hispanic leaders, the Bonac academic team, fitness club, the key club, and the opportunity to work on the yearbook, the Beachcomber quarterly newsletter, or the award-winning Beachplums literacy and arts magazine.
There were also opportunities for community service, like helping to paint the sets for the fall play, "Pygmalion," or manning the Bonac store.
The Justice League, now in its second year, gathered an interested crowd. "It's almost like peer mediation," said active club member Caoimhe (pronounced Keva) McKeon. "We try to help students without the involvement of staff, so it doesn't get worse."