Student, Polk County High School, Class of 2016,
Track is a very popular activity to do after school. Its a team over all, but it is based on individual effort, so even if you are really good you rely on your teammates to help you win the meet! I personally loved running track. It was exhilarating to line up on the starting line, waiting in anticipation for the gun to shoot off. I could always hear my teammates cheering for me as I came around the curve to the straightaway, no matter what place I was in. The whole team would support anyone and everyone, always making sure they feel like they did the best that they possibly could have done. Marching band is another great extracurricular that I enjoy. Nothing is better than being in a room full of people that have the exact same goals as you do, learning about music and supporting the football team. Band is like a family at PCHS, there is always someone around that you can talk to if you are feeling down. I remember I had walked into band practice after a really bad day and immediately, members of the organization asked me if I was okay. You can always feel cared about, if nowhere else, in band. The Humane Society Club has always been another wonderful club that lots of people join. Mostly girls do it, which gives it a really nice atmosphere. In the club, we have meetings to discuss possible days to go down to the shelter to help out, upcoming events, and even party's when we have done a good job. It feels incredibly rewarding to go and clean cages or feed dogs. I believe that those are the top three extracurricular activities at Polk and I'm proud to say that, at one time or another, I have been a member of each organization. Each has taught me valuable qualities. Track has taught me how to be supportive, band has taught me family values and the humane society club has taught me to be selfless.