Selfishness in High School

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It is orientation for millions of high school students across the nation. Students are roaming the halls with their friends talking about schedules, classes, and clubs to join. As they walk through the halls of their high school, they see table after table. Each table represents a different club or organization the school has. The students are bombarded with comments on why they should join this one or that one. There are the community service clubs, the outdoors/sports clubs, and the academic clubs. A majority of the students across the nation will be joining some type of club. The ones that have the most members are the community service clubs. Why are so many high school students volunteering for community service? Is it because they genuinely care about helping others? Or is it that it will help them get into the college of their dreams? For most of the high school population it is the second one. Students join these clubs not because they enjoy helping, but because they will benefit from the volunteering. High school students are selfish and only car about themselves. Community service clubs and organizations will undoubtedly have more members than the clubs such as chess or rugby. Why is that? Every year teachers and advisers tell students that colleges look for a lot of extra curricular activities, but not just any extra curricular activity. They look for the ones that will build a better person. Colleges would rather have a student who volunteered hundreds of
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