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Extra Activities Make a Better Student

    It is a proven fact that students who are involved in school activities normally do well in college. Through activities, we hope students develop a desire to act with character because they believe it is the right way to conduct themselves.

    Even though society is reluctant to address morals and character, schools should not hesitate in doing so. These qualities can and should be taught in the classroom as well as through sports and activities. as educators, we should look for opportunities to encourage strong social developments. The two most basic principles of citizenship are respect for oneself and respect for others. Sports, activities, and organizations have countless opportunities to address these skills. We must instill determination to act the right way and to not cheat, lie, deceive, or flaunt our abilities or successes. We can win with class, and we can lose with class.

    Research form the President's Council on Physical Fitness reports... "Sports are powerful social experiences that may, under the right circumstances, have huge positive benefits." Research also shows that 75% of a child's personality is developed by the age three. There is no doubt, parents are most important in a child's growth in character. However, the combination of classroom learning and extra-curricular activities is vital to the development of many students. If we all work together to help create young people with strong character, the rest will take care of itself.

 


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