As is true with anything in life, high school can be only what YOU CHOOSE to make it. Participating in extracurricular activities is one way of adding to the high school experience in a positive way. Not only do you meet many new people, you also learn to grow and mature as you prepare yourself for involvement in activities beyond high school. Whether you are competing on the athletic field, on the academic table, or just bonding as a team member, you are involved and aware of other people and challenges.
Do extra curricular activities take time and energy? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! Will this involvement help you later on in any way? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!
Besides your personal involvement and accomplishments, any application for college, scholarships, job entries, etc., will ask for school activities and your participation. It is very important to be able to show that you as a student can work with other people whether it be as a leader or as a team player.
Another very important aspect of being involved in extracurricular activities is the sense of pride and support that other students give on another. Everyone needs to be able to give help and support to others, but it's also equally important that we have fellow teammates that will help us at times and give that extra push and support. Teams and clubs help do this with students.
Most extracurricular activities are by choice; some may require special talents, but again--life teaches us many lessons and one must start learning early. When one door closes, another door opens. If you as a student can not be successful in one area, try another!!!!. I sincerely believe that there is a talent(s) in each one of us whether it be large or small! We can contribute--either at the super-star level or by simply filling the water cups!!!
I urge you to participate in the numerous clubs, organizations, and teams, available to you here at GHS.
Mr. Greg Dunn, Principal
Greenwood High School