Opinion: School Clubs should be a requirement

Showayane Wallace

On average 73% percent of the population goes to college and many others are reported to be working. As education moves forward, and the cost of living continues to rise, what we put on our applications can both make or break our futures. To achieve this we are constantly trying to set ourselves apart:

What makes you different?

What sets you apart from the competition?

What did you do that thousands of others didn’t do? 

By definition, a club is an association or organization dedicated to a particular interest or activity. Not only does being a part of a club look good on an application, the Princeton Review states, “Your participation in clubs can hone your communication skills, foster creative thinking, and teach you how to work effectively with other people.”

Flowers High is well known for having a large variety of clubs. From the Caribbean Culture Club to the Environmental Club, there are many opportunities provided that can teach you new skills and offer ways to meet new people. In journalism last year, I had to join a club and report on it. Joining the club was my choice and it was one of the best decisions I made after starting my year here. Not only did it help me meet new people, but it also gave me something to look forward to and be a part of. It gave me something to add to my resume and taught me useful skills that I can take with me throughout life.

Being apart of a club can set you apart from your competition, but being a part of a club you enjoy can make or break your high school years. I think joining a club should be a requirement as long as you get to choose it. Not only do you have something to do, but you also get to put your time into something that you find important and fun.