Freshman student Jessica Anguiano has always enjoyed different extracurricular activities for the past few years. She likes the way they make her look in the eyes of her teachers and how they will look on her future college applications.
Anguiano participates in cheer, band, powerlifting, and track and field at La Joya Highschool. Each morning, she travels to the neighboring school to participate in the activities. Cheer and dance have been stressful but she continues with her efforts.
“Just working toward a shared vision with other people and that blood, sweat and tears go into it and this big turnout outcome.” She says that you just become proud of yourself after everything.
“I just think it would give kids a certain purpose,” She says that she would encourage others to participate in extracurricular activities. “and happiness throughout the day to see their friends and work hard to something that they’re going to enjoy.”
The activities are not at all easy and are stressful. She says that sometimes it feels like she needs a break but knows that she won’t have them.
“In the end, it looks good, but I also have so many memories that I’m going to look back and be like, “I’m glad I did this and this.”