With the first day of school just around the corner, students are already suffering from stress. While some are enjoying their summer vacation to the fullest, the majority are stuck home with an immense amount of summer homework and fear for the upcoming school year.
However, the school year can easily be something to look forward to. Getting involved in clubs, class competitions, spirit days, and other activities can make the eight to nine hour school day a little easier and alleviate the stress.
Janice Kim, a student at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (PVPHS), shared her thoughts on creating a new club for the upcoming school year.
“I’m currently working on creating a club called Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). HOSA encourages students to pursue specific healthcare careers by using laboratory equipment, studying healthcare specialties (e.g. Pharmacology) and performing simulations with fake patients. Through HOSA, I hope to bring students to enjoy learning the resources provided to further understand the field of healthcare, and help them consider whether they want to be a professional or not,” said Kim.
Kim continued, “I’m really excited to make this club because it can help not only the members but also myself when it comes to discovering what I want to do in the future by studying healthcare specialties. I’ve been told that running a club is a lot of work, but I’m actually looking forward to the work load!”
Besides joining or making clubs, other great ways to get involved in the school year include participating in class competitions and spirit days. By getting involved in various competitive activities, students can win prizes and get closer to their classmates.
Even though the end of summer break marks the beginning of hours of rigorous schoolwork, students can choose to make their school lives a little easier through these activities. Active participation in clubs, class competitions, and spirit days can easily help students have fun and get their minds off school.