6 Opportunities You Shouldn't Miss in High School
High school is the time of our lives where we discover who we are, and who we aspire to be. Needless to say the road will be tough for any high school student, especially in balancing the three Ss: studies, social life, and sleep. But then again, the experiences gained from all those could just be worth it. Unfortunately, high school doesn't last forever; it's time to get out of that little shell of yours, and go after the opportunities! Whether it's a school program or activity, get engaged! Try out for the varsity team or audition for the school play—you'll never know what you can gain from the experiences you'll make! Here is a list of common activities and programs in high school you might want to explore.
- The Student Council
Being part of the student council means having the confidence to serve as the voice of the student body. Along with a team of student-leaders, you'll come across many new experiences, such as meeting new people and organizing the school's events.
- Mister and Miss Intramurals
Are you confidently beautiful with a heart? Showcase your inner Pia Wurtzbach and audition for the Mister and Miss Intrams! Intrams are usually held every school year, wherein batches are to compete with each other in a variety of sports. The attention grabber in the midst of our games would be the Mister and Miss Intrams. These beautiful and handsome pairs represent their respective batch as well as promote the beauty of sportsmanship in our games.
Just the idea of being a varsity is already a load of hard work and dedication to put into. Nevertheless, joining the varsity team will open many opportunities and new experiences, such as meeting new people in different schools and getting scholarships in colleges. Moreover, being varsity develops you into having a strong mind and character. The rigorous training and work will surely influence you to have a competitive and winning attitude.
- Scouting Movement
Are you ready to serve the school community? Then join the scouting movement! The mission of this movement is to train you to become disciplined and responsible in servicing others. Likewise, you'll be involved in many outside-school activities, such as helping the local community and outreach programs.
- School clubs
There are times school can be tiring, and some of us would simply like to spend time engaging in extracurricular activities. Hence, signing up in school clubs could possibly be the answer. So besides academics, you'll get to explore your hobbies as well. Remember to choose a club that suits your interest, one in which you can also develop your skills.
- Sign up for volunteer programs
Devote yourself to the community around you and sign up for volunteer programs, such as tree planting, outreach programs and many more. As you volunteer to help out the local community, you'll come across meeting new people in different areas and be more aware of its surroundings.
So what are you waiting for? Start now and make new experiences while you're still in high school! But remember to also manage your time wisely. Aside from joining extracurricular activities, our academics are also important, that is why you have to make sure you can manage them both at the same time so you won't stress yourself out.
Let's live while we're young, high schoolers!
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.