Student, North Caroline High School, Class of 2016,
The three most popular extracurricular activities at my school are probably Football, Drama Club, and Marching Band(Color Guard included). With that said the extracurricular activities I would recommend joining are Marching Band, Cross Country, and Track and Field. I recommend these three because everyone in these extracurricular activities becomes like a big family. In Marching Band we go on a band trip every year where we perform in competitions and parades. We have even performed in Disney World! It is so much fun we visit amusement Parks on our trips and it's really fun because there is always someone to go on rides with you even if most people are scared to go on them. The band has around 100 members including color guard which I am apart of. We love spending time with the other members even outside of Marching Band events. Cross Country is something I really love there are usually very few members because in our meets we run 5k (3.1 miles), and most people would not want to run that far. Our members are very determined and encouraging , which you have to be in order to help yourself and your friends run that far, but they're also fun to be around. We have what we call pasta parties, often a day before a meet, where we eat spaghetti and play games with the team members. A pasta party is basically our team's way of getting to bond with each other. In meets every team cheers for all of the other teams' members also because everyone struggles through the long races.
Track and Field is something that basically suits everyone's needs whether you are just trying to get in shape, stay in shape for another sport or it is your sport. Track and Field is an exciting sport where you can run individually , in a relay with your friends, jump hurdles, throw discus, pole vault, high jump long jump, or triple jump. There are many events you can do in Track and Field so it suits almost everyone's needs for exercise and the team is always supportive of everyone and cheers for everyonew. Sometimes even when the person running is not on our team we cheer for them if we notice that they are struggling. Altogether track and field is a great sport. I chose these extracurricular activities because no the matter race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation everyone is accepted and makes friends with everyone else.