Saturday, September 19, 2009

School Activities

All students should get involved in extracurricular activities. Most schools view these as an extension of the classroom and many scholarships are given based on students' participation in these activities. Because of this, schools often provide a variety of clubs, organizations, and sports. These activities enhance school relationships and help students develop leadership skills, make friends, and have fun.

Consider some of the following: band, orchestra, choir, cheer leading, class cabinets, dance team, DECA, forensics, Key Club, honor societies, publications, Renaissance, SADD, Student Council, Varsity Club, foreign language clubs, art clubs, science club, math club, chess club, and others.

If you're interested in sports, most schools have football, basketball, and track. But there are many others including tennis, swimming, soccer, cross country, baseball, archery, volleyball, ice hockey, diving, golf, wrestling, gymnastics, and lacrosse.

If your school doesn't have an activity that interests you, you may be able to start one. Or check around with surrounding communities. There might be a chance you'd be able to participate there.

One word of caution is needed, however. Don't overdo. Remember that your school work is your first priority. Only participate in those activities for which you have time and that don't interfere with your education. After all, that's what school is really for.

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