The Springboro Board of Education’s decision to eliminate funding for almost all clubs and programs at Springboro High School deeply concerns me. As an irreplaceable part of student life, extracurricular activities challenge students outside of the classroom, promote valuable leadership skills, and often benefit the community. I call upon the Springboro Board of Education to look for more practical ways to save money and help keep Springboro High School a diverse, energetic place of education by reinstating club funding.
One of the most important characteristics of high school life is the ability to be involved in a wide variety of activities and choose those that most interest each individual student. Eliminating these clubs does not allow students to explore their passions outside of academics. In addition, many of these clubs also give students a glimpse into certain career fields, allowing students to evaluate their potential roles in a similar job.
Extracurricular activities also provide a manner for students to distinguish themselves in the college application process. Whether a student applies to a highly competitive university or a small community college, admissions officers thoroughly review students’ commitments to programs and organizations. They also want students to demonstrate leadership. Positions such as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and historian allow students to exhibit their leadership skills.
I understand that finances are an issue in the Springboro district, but as a supporter of this petition, I call upon you to look for more practical ways to save money. Please help keep Springboro High School a diverse, energetic place of education by reinstating club funding.