Student, Blair High School, Class of 2016,
The most popular extracurricular activities at Blair High School are the student newspaper publication, student government, and future problem solvers. As Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, I can attest to the fact that the superlative quality and care that goes into the newspaper piques the interests of the hundreds of high school students at Blair High. From interviews with community leaders to opinion pieces of global problems affecting our very own community, the articles in the newspaper are a central part to the school spirit at Blair and makes the newspaper arguably one of the most popular extracurricular activities. Student government is yet another popular extracurricular activity that Blair High students find uniquely appealing and alluring. Deliberating on school policy and organizing events for the thousands of students in both high and middle school serves as an impressionable challenge that earns the respect and popularity student government currently exhibits. Elected senior class president this year, I have thus far fundraised nearly $2,000 and secured a private yacht for the senior prom, a dynamic and popular location that seniors will remember and cherish long after high school graduation. Last but not least: future problem solvers. Future problem solvers is a club where students collaborate with each other to resolve future global crises (e.g. overpopulation, climate change, economic inequities). Although the club requires creativity, decisiveness, and insight, all of which stand as three challenging aspects, many students still enroll in the club and seek to contribute to the resolutions of future crises. All of these clubs serve as the paramount and most popular clubs at Blair High and I would recommend them to any student who wishes not only to be involved in extracurriculars but also intellectually prepared to help effect societal change.