School is more than just academics. Extracurricular activities are an integral part of many students' school experience. They provide a chance for students to develop leadership and teamwork skills while pursuing an interest that may lead to a career or a lifelong hobby. Furthermore, extracurricular activities enhance a college application by showing additional positive attributes of an applicant that might not be as apparent in a transcript or test score. Available activities vary from school to school and district to district, but most schools have at least a few of the activities in these categories.
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