Extra Curricular Benefits

Doing what you love, while getting new experiences

Gia Santolalla

Staff Writer

   Sometimes it feels like senior year is so far away, and that it doesn’t matter having full focus on classes, especially when it comes to extracurricular activities, clubs, programs, sports, and volunteer hours. But in reality, the application process will begin. The first step to applying is the essay prompts. This might sound simple, but people generally struggle to write the most creative and captivating essays that really highlights their personal side and their academic side of their lives. When you are given these prompts, you should do something that you’ve done that had its impact on the school. This is where regret comes in and seniors reflect on the fact that they haven’t participated as much as they should have. According to the United States Census Bureau, a website was made to prove the percentage of how many students participated in extracurricular activities through statistics. Shows that between 1998 to 2020 a dramatic effect took place in 2020, the percentage of children from ages 6-17 that participated in clubs was 32% and in 1998 it was 41%. 

   Being part of activities aside from classes, not only looks great on college applications, but also for your share of creativity and building a community to give anyone a sense of belonging with doing what they love with the people they love. 

   Personally, as president of scrapbooking and avid club, clubs have given me the opportunity to do what I love, while learning new life skills and solving new inexperienced obstacles now, to later find them in the future to deal with in a more skillful manner. 

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