Going to school is a test of endurance, but it is the challenge the makes it compelling. The key to high school leadership awards is to move beyond the studies. That all sounds great but what does it mean? Get involved to make school something you didn’t see coming – an adventure.
Choosing the Right Activity
The right activity provides opportunity for enrichment and advancement, as well as entertainment. So, what interests you? Sports, chess, math, drama – this is all starting to sound like extracurricular activities. Let’s break it down further. Sports, do you like to play or watch them? What do you like about chess: competition or strategy? Make a list of things you like to do and why they appeal to you.
High School Leadership Awards through Extracurricular Activities
Once you have an idea of what drives you, examine the list of extracurricular activities available. If you are a player, we are talking about sports, check to see what teams might still have tryouts. It is too late for football, but baseball season is coming. If you are more of a spectator, consider pep club or sign up to volunteer. Free road trips, are a definite perk. Extracurricular activities improve your college options, look good on resumes and provide hands-on training that you don’t get debating the teachers.
Nothing Rewarding Here
If you don’t see a club that appeals to you, start one. Let’s say you like graphic design. Well, chances are there are other aspiring graphic designers within your school as well. Coordinate a team interested in the club, and begin a conversation with a teacher or administrator to get it started.
Run for Office
Since we are talking about college, let’s talk about government. Student government is an adventure that allows you to make a difference. From campaigning to participating in an election, to planning events, to informing school leaders and student council of emanating ideas, student government has it all. It’ll also keep you connected to your classmates for years to come with the planning of class reunions. If you don’t want to run, think about volunteering to support someone you believe is the right candidate.
Tutoring puts you on the fast track to rewards. You can make a friend, help another student and learn all at the same time. Check at the office for tutoring opportunities or ask a teacher if you can help.
How do you get involved? It won’t happen if you are sitting in front of the TV or playing the latest RPG game. By definition, involved means you are doing something. Pick an activity and make it work – find you own brand of success this year that will lead you to a high school leadership award.