By Geena Weber
Students with school spirit perform better academically and tend to be more involved in activities, according to a survey conducted by "High School Today" publication. Having a good attitude and being enthusiastic about school makes a difference, and having a sense of belonging somewhere, such as an activity, event, group of people, or class, makes a gigantic impact for students. Which gives reason to worry when some Audubon students lack in school spirit.
Mrs. Ballou said, “The sense of belonging is important to a student's success.” Students knowing they belong somewhere and caring about school will make a difference in their behavior and success. Supporting involvement and encouraging others to do well in school and activities impacts how much students enjoy themselves and what they achieve. Ballou said, “the kids here at Audubon do a great job supporting school spirit and each other and their activities and sports.”
A survey by Varsity Brands in the "High School Today" February 15 publication shows that students with school spirit tend to have better grades and are more active in school activities and events. Ballou said, “School spirit adds life to a school. It’s an avenue for fun and a source of pride.” Pride and enjoying where one goes to school will heighten a student's experience and show that attitude can make a big difference.