Student Involvement Pays Off

by Hailee Smith


“I wish I had gotten involved more in high school,” my great grandmother told me before my first day at Davis High. It wasn’t the first time I had heard that advice, and it wouldn’t be the last. Surprisingly, I would later give it.

High school graduates have a lot of wisdom to impart upon lowerclassmen, but the advice that I’ve heard the most is to get involved. It took me a couple years to figure out that it meant more than just getting a t-shirt and being a “member” of a club–I think getting involved means being a part of something. Contributing something to Davis High that you can be proud of by being on the track team, trying out for things, writing for the literary magazine, going to games, supporting school plays and anything else you like to do.

Being involved is an important part of high school. It gives you a connection to the school and without that tie, high school is just a place you’re forced to be at for three years. Instead of being a fun and social place, it’s a prison. Getting involved is also a good way to make friends that share your interests. Some of the best friends you can make will be friends made while you’re spending your free time at the school.