Cords, Cords, CORDS

by Haley Mainville

Freshmans, sophomores, and juniors, this one’s for you all!
Feeling lost? Grab your course booklet. Let’s start there, and remember, this is coming from a senior who has “been there, done that,” or hasn’t been there, should’ve done that, which is mostly the case and why I am writing this. I’ll try to keep it short, but there’s so many opportunities that I’m sure I won’t be able to!

#1 Flip to the front. As you flip, you likely notice the colored lines: blue, orange, red, purple. Each color is correlated to your high school major. Choose one! Two. Three. Four.

#2 After you’ve made a choice, look at what four courses you need to take in order to earn a cord for that major.

What is a cord? It’s your way to flaunt your dedication, your achievements, your interests, and your involvement as you walk across the stage on graduation day.

#3 Flip to the back of the course booklet to the page used during IGP meetings. Have an IGP meeting with yourself. Make your high school career worthwhile. Create your path. Own it. Follow it.

Not interested in any majors in the course booklet? No problem! There’s another way to  flaunt your dedication, your achievements, your interests, and your involvement: clubs!
There’s so many clubs at Dorman, and because of that, many of us overlook some that could possibly be for us!

Here’s a list:

  • Newspaper Club
  • Interact club
  • ASTRA Club
  • LEO club
  • Art Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Beta Club
  • Robotics Team
  • Mock Trial Team
  • Gospel Choir
  • Amigos Positivos
  • Asian-American Awareness club
  • African American Awareness Club
  • World Language Club
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Debate Team
  • Students in Action
  • Student Council
  • Cavaliers Read
  • Philosophy Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • GEMS
  • Medical Society

Don’t miss out on all the opportunities our school has to offer, and if none of the above interests you, speak with Mr. Kiser about creating your own club. Make sure to have a club sponsor first and a plan!



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