Student, Mountain View High School, Class of 2018,
The athletic programs, the band program, and the sports medicine program are the most popular extracurricular activities at my school. The athletic programs are intense but they teach valuable life skills such as leadership and teamwork. The coaches will push you to your limits but when it's game time they're in your corner and cheering you on. Teammates will always back you up, wrong or not. Win or lose you're one unit and at the end of the day that's what really matters. The band program is my favorite! The band is like one giant family and we travel to all our school's football games to support the team. It teaches the values of being on time, leadership, and teamwork. If you go down, the whole band goes down too. Hopping off the field in the middle of a halftime performance is not an option. Band may not be considered a sport but it's all about discipline and pride. I'm not a part of the sports medicine program but I've heard great things about their work. Sports medicine is a course offered at our school, but there are trainers that stay after school daily and attend athletic events to tend to the athletes. If anyone ever needs anything taped, the trainers are on it. I'd recommend all of these programs to everyone.