Love is in the Air with Love Club

Alanis Martinez, Copy Editor

The Love Club is the newest addition to the 2022-2023 school year here at Downey High School. It’s a community service club that aims toward the goal of involving students in making the community and the environment a better place. Behind the making of the beloved club, the tight-knit cabinet aims to hold service events that will get all students involved in serving their school and community. 


Senior and President of the Love Club, Emily Martinez, thrives to comply alongside classmates to improve her community and sets a goal to make everyone feel welcome, loved, and appreciated. “I was inspired to make this club because my friends and I love giving back and doing small acts of kindness!” Martinez stated. “We thought this would be a great way to get people involved in our school and community!” Furthermore, Martinez discusses the future organizations she has set for the club taking place within the community. “Love Club plans on building a garden on campus this school year for students and staff! We also have countless service events and fundraisers planned to better our school and community!”


The club has a wide variety of titles within its cabinet, ranging from illustrators to social media publicists. Their unique inclusion of diverse roles allows multiple members to join and contribute different aspects and ideas to the group. The variation of accountabilities the club has set up showcases the artistic and creative side of the administration. 


As the graphic designer Madelyn Macedo, 10, gives the Love Club an artistic edge, she explains how thrilled she is to bring creativity to the club. “It’s going to be totally fun and cool,” Macedo said. “You get to serve your community and the school!”


The club was brought together by the dynamic duo; Emily Martinez and Camilla Torres. Together, they recruited and created the lovely cabinet consisting of Brandon Godoy, Yamarys Pantoja, Lupita Camberos, Micah Rodriguez, Daphne David, Isis Robles, Madelyn Macedo, and Tina Bui. Before uniting to attain the service club, the group regularly hung out and described their cabinet-only meetings as “any other hangout”.


Heading into his second year of high school at Downey, Brandon Godoy, 10, was appointed the role of secretary, joining the Love Club to give better opportunities to serve his community.“My relationship with my fellow club members is filled with love.” Godoy, 10, said. “We all want to give as many opportunities for students to get service hours and help every single person on campus, from students to staff and facility.”


The club makes its official debut during Club Rush at Downey High’s Round-A-Bout held on September 14 & 15. The first Love Club meeting is on September 28th, after school, held in room B-201.