A Genius Needs Extracurricular Advice

A Genius Needs Extracurricular Advice

By Emma

Sparklers, what words of advice do you have for Princeton17?

Hi. I'm a freshman in the one of the U.S.'s best public school systems (Howard County, MD). I AM going to Princeton University. It's not a hope, it's my goal in life for the next four years. I figure that my academics are up to par (straight A's in us history GT, band, algebra 2 GT, health/p.e., bio GT, english GT, and spanish 2 honors, and in case you didn't know, GT is the precursor to AP in our county; it's higher than honors, but you can't call it AP yet, and these are all the highest courses a freshman can be in except for band, and I'll bein the highest one next year). I'd say I rank in the top 10-20 kids in the class. I also have an alumni connection (my mom). However, I'm not great in the extracurricular field, to say the least.

All I'm doing for extracurriculars this year is marching band, regular band (it's an academic course with outside rehearsals), and jazz lab (the school's lower jazz ensemble). I tried out this year for the golf team (J.V. and Varsity play together), but didn't make it because the day before I had been on a cruise, and I only started a year ago. I am trying out for outdoor track this spring, because they can't cut anyone from the team. I also wanted to be part of SGA (student government) and FBLA (future business leaders of America), but I couldn't find out anything about SGA until it was too late to become part of it, and the same happened with FBLA. Lastly, this summer I'm hoping to attend the Junior Statesman Association's (JSA) summer program at Princeton. In short, I'm a genius kid who's also a reasonable musician, but I don't have many extracurriculars, and need to get involved if I'm going to Princeton. Do you have any suggestions about getting involved in extracurriculars? Also, don't mention tutoring, at least not as a suggestion for the immediate future, because I couldn't tutor someone to save my life (as of now).

Which extracurriculars should he do? Any ideas?

Topics: extracurriculars, college admissions, princeton

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