Which 3 extracurricular activities at Old Mill High School are most popular? Which extracurriculars would you recommend?

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Anonymous, Student, Old Mill High School, Class of 2016

The most popular extracurricular activities at Old Mill are sports (especially football), the step team, and steel drum. I would recommend the steel drum band because the steel drum is such a unique instrument and its fun to play, I would also recommend theater, although it can be stressful sometimes, the work pays off at the end of every show. Cappies Critics is a club that reviews high school theatre performances to celebrate the positive actions and talent of high school students. This is only a small portion of Old Mill’s clubs, there’s a variety of clubs to serve any interest, and teachers start new clubs sometimes.

Anonymous, Student, Old Mill High School, Class of 2016

Football, Soccer, and Marching Band. I would recommend playing football because the coaches keep the players focused on success, and they also teach us to want more for ourselves instead of being regular players.

Anonymous, Student, Old Mill High School, Class of 2016

The most popular extracurricular activities at Old Mill include athletics, the National Honor Society (NHS), and the National Art Honor Society (NAHS). Naturally, athletics are popular as they are in most high schools; there seems to be extra school pride, however, at Old Mill in regards to athletics -- mostly everyone is involved in some type of way. The National Honor Society is possibly our most prestigious offering, thus students are inherently attracted to joining this club; luckily, its many members are willing to perform the rigorous work associated with this club. The National Art Honor Society is unconventionally popular at Old Mill; the NAHS staff advisor often likes to reference the large numbers of members it has carried in the past. Although it has dwindled down to about 60-70 members last year, the NAHS remains a club very sought after by a diverse group of students.

Personally, I would recommend the Junior Statesmen of America (JSA) and the National Art Honor Society (NAHS). These two extracurricular activities are very unlike, yet I feel all students could benefit from both. As aforementioned, the NAHS is a fairly popular club at Old Mill; this in no way influences its recommendation. Being a member of both NHS and NAHS, I am able to evaluate the two objectively; my personal preference lays with the NAHS. As an honor society, the NAHS is service-based; the service projects in this club have been traditionally unique and wide-reaching. Our staff advisor, officers, and members are able to provide a myriad of both local and global service opportunities; for example, in the past year, we held an art auction to benefit animal shelters. The service opportunities I have been presented with from this club have been both useful to those benefiting and fun to actually perform. NAHS seems to teach members how to volunteer and how to enjoy it! On the other hand, JSA is, succinctly, a debate club. However, it goes beyond the typical "high school debate club" -- one which would have remedial debates and a greater focus on winning. JSA is the complete antithesis of that; it espouses a message of political participation. Central to its aim is allowing students to express their opinions and involve themselves into the discussion of things that matter in the long run; it prepares students not only by provoking thought about "the real world", but also by practicing argumentative skills leading to mature, professional discussion.

Anonymous, Student, Old Mill High School, Class of 2016

I would say that three of the most popular extracurricular activities at Old Mill would be our Key Club, any sports we have and SGA. I would recommend every one of those clubs and activities

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