Throughout my entire high school career, I have heard the same advice from Mr. Shepler what seems like a thousand times, “don’t be a 7:20 to 2:45 student.” And he is absolutely right. A lot of people I know either go home and play video games or go to a job that they do not like, while I spend most of my time at school. Participation in after school activities has been critical to who I am today because of the valuable time management skills that I have developed through my involvement in co curricular and extra curricular activities.
Between my time doing sports, working with my TV class and Boy Scouts, I am always busy. I feel that a lot of people do not take advantage of the opportunities available here at the school. We have so many clubs and sports that people can join and gain valuable experiences from. Not only that, but it is also a great way to socialize and make new friends.
You do not want to be the person at the 20-year high school reunion who people cannot recall a single thing that they did outside of the classroom during high school. Find something that you might like: take your interests from your home life and see if there is a club for it. For example, I liked to make home movies, so I signed up for the TV class. BOOM! After School activity. I thought bowling was fun, so I tried out for the bowling team. BOOM! After School activity.
Get out there, people! These four years are supposed to be the most exciting years of your lives, enjoy them! To all of you 7:20 to 2:45 students, shake it up a little bit.