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There are plenty of people that participate in extracurriculars in high school such as sports, drama club, yearbook committee, marching band, FFA, and other activities, but some people fail to see the point. To some, extracurriculars may seem pointless and expensive, but they can have many benefits.
Extra activities you partake in in high school can help you in your future job by assisting in developing certain skills. For example, if you’re involved in the school’s yearbook or newspaper committees, this can be a great start to a journalism or photography career. Participating in things like student council and FFA can help develop leadership skills.
Teamwork is important in every aspect of life. You will be assigned group projects throughout your schooling and you will need great teamwork skills in your job and relationships. Being in sports, the band, and other organizations can help you develop these skills and learn to work well with others.
Being in extracurriculars is a great place to make new friends that have the same interests as you. This will help you develop bonds with people you feel comfortable around and you can hang out often outside of school because you’ll be doing the same activities.
It’s important to stay active, especially when you’re young. Sports will keep your body healthy and motivate you to move around, but sports aren’t the only extracurriculars that will keep you active. Activities like marching band and musical theatre will keep you moving.
If you can never find anything to do, extracurriculars are a great activity to participate in. You can have so much fun while developing specific skills and enjoying every minute of it.