Lee County High School is known not only for its outstanding academic performance of students, but also for the extracurricular activities it has. Clubs are many in number and are created in mind to meet the needs of for the diverse student body. Sports have began to climb in success in recent years, most notably, our football team which has qualified as one of the top four in the High School bracket for several years running. The most popular extracurricular clubs at Lee County High School are the Student Government Association, the football team, and the Beta Club. Having so many options to choose from, whether it being trying out for a new sports team or joining a new club in hopes of a leadership position, every student should feel the need to participate and make the most of their high school experience.
One of the most popular clubs at Lee County High School remains to be the Student Government Association. Office positions such as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are filled each year by well-rounded students from each grade level. Activities for Student Government Association include planning pep rallies, the homecoming dance, and other student activities that occur year-round. The club is often one that makes all events happen by students working behind the scenes. As a class representative of the Student Government Association, I can say that the club has helped me become more involved and closer to my peers.
Each Friday night in the fall, fans fill the Trojan Field stadium to cheer on the football team. Games are a county-wide event where Leesburg natives come together to reunite with fellow alumni and support their home team. Red and black is the common sight as many adorn the school colors in support for the players and to represent Trojan pride. After years of re-building, the football team now proudly sees themselves as a consistent and worthy opponent to their opposing teams, ready to tackle any who stand in their way of victory.
A club that has accumulated popularity over the years is the Beta Club, recognizing students with a 4.0 grade point average or higher. Membership into the Beta Club is first done through a formal invitation then followed by an induction. After becoming a member, one is expected to attend all meetings and have five hours of community service done by the school year's completion. Volunteering done while in the club serves more than the purpose of maintaining membership, but also to serve as a helping hand when it comes time to fill out college applications. The Beta Club brings together the best of the best of Lee County High School, as they are the students who strive to make the most of their academic experience.
With an abundance of extracurricular activities to choose from, no student should ever feel left out or without options. The Student Government Association, football team, and Beta Club are wonderful organizations, but they are not the only ones that students can join. I would recommend any organizations that makes a student feel welcome and that recognizes their best skills. High School only happens once, and each student should make the most of their experience so they have memorable years to look back on.