Student, The Science Academy of South Texas, Class of 2017,
My school has many extracurricular activities! From our Order of the Phoenix Club to our Culture Club, Scitech has a way of involving everyone. The most popular of the latter is my school's chapter of the Technology Student Association. This club is similar to UIL, yet it focuses on engineering-based topics. Another popular extra-curricular at my school, is our PE Club. Because my school does not offer sports, this is as close as many of us get to that. We meet in the mornings and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for some time in the gym, and on the court or field. On top of these clubs, my school has a very large chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. In this club we host a "Science Night" every once in a while and the students inform the public on new advances in any of the STEM fields. Professionals in any of the areas also present. One extracurricular I would recommend to any student attending my school are our Yearbook Club. We meet at least once a week, and get to design our yearbook. I really like it. Another extracurricular I would recommend is a new program our school is offering, called White Coats and Scrubs. This gives high school students the chance to shadow local doctors. For example, I shadowed a cardiologist and an ophthalmologist earlier this week and was able to watch a live heart catheterization. Talk about cool!