14 I have been a high school counselor for twenty years. Each year I ask all of my seniors to complete a ques- tionnaire before they graduate. The last question on this questionnaire is, “What do you wish you would have done differently in high school?” Every year for the past twenty years, the number one response to this question has been, “I wish I would have gotten more involved in school activities.” Mrs. Ellis Have activities to put on applications “I take pictures for our school yearbook and I’m on the field hockey team. My counselor tells me that my activities will look good on college and scholarship applications.” Maria Develop a variety of skills and talents “I play the cello in the orchestra. I’m not that great, but I’m getting better—and I’m having a really good time.” John Have fun “School activities are half the fun of high school.” Jenna There is something for everyone All high schools have some, if not all, of the following: theater programs, athletic teams, leadership organizations, music programs, service organiza- tions, and special interest clubs. In most schools, students can also work as an office aide or teacher’s assistant. There is definitely an organization, club, team, or activity for everyone! Find out what activities are available at your high school and become in- volvedintwoorthree—butdon’ttakeonmorethanyoucanhandle. Quality is much more important than quantity. If you have questions or need additional information on the activities at your school, go to the office or talk to your counselor. Also listen to announce- ments and check your school’s website.