Sports are definitely a big deal at BVHS. Whether it be football or soccer, or lesser known sports like bowling and rugby, a large portion of the student body participates in school or club sports. Also, Blue Valley offers a wide variety of clubs for people with various interests, including business, art, and other smaller niches like horseback riding and board games and it seems to me that a good majority of the student body participates in these as well. Additionally, Blue Valley offers ways for students to participate in community service, which are immensely popular and include work at local parks and gardens, or volunteering at elementary/middle school events.
While those are some of the more popular extracurriculars at Blue Valley, my repertoire consists of a slightly different set of activities. I do participate in sports, soccer and track, and would highly recommend those because they not only help students stay in shape, but also teach the lessons of resilience, teamwork, and the benefits of hard work. I also am involved in student council as president of the senior class, and together we decide upon and plan school events as well as important issues, and it is perfect for anyone who desires a future in leadership. But by far my favorite activity is the robotics team. This team includes students from all across the district, and we compete in the FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions, a worldwide competition in which teams of students build 120 pound robots designs to play a certain game; it changes every year. Robotics is awesome. I have learned a plethora of important life and career skills, including learning how to use various machines and tools, how to implement the design process, as well as how to get along with others, how to problem solve, how to politely disagree, and how to work under pressure (we only have six and-a-half weeks to build!). Robotics is a perfect extracurricular for those interested in engineering, computer programming, or business, and has the highest value of any extracurricular I know of.