Like a seesaw, it’s about balance

October 2, 2006 at 12:39 am Leave a comment

Posted by Luke

It’s Luke here again expanding from yesterday’s post… the one thing colleges do like to see that deals with a balanced student is a healthy mix between athletic and academic clubs. Colleges do not want students dying on them because they haven’t broken a sweat since freshman Gym class. I’m not saying to go out and join the lacrosse team, but universities want a person who is smart and fit in at least some form of physical fitness.

“Athletic” does not necessarily mean sports however, and can mean any club that is not purely academic. Theatre, debate, and marching band are good examples of the not purely scholastic clubs that colleges like to see. Another big plus is community service (some clubs you participate in will have an implicit community service requirement that you can use on your application as well). Even so it’s a great feeling to go out into your community and help those less fortunate than yourselves. I worked for the Special Olympics as a referee in their basketball tournaments and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. If not for the colleges, then help people for your own well-being.

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Entry filed under: Academics, Athletics, Band, Basketball, College trends, Community service, Debate, Extracurricular activities, High school, Lacrosse, School clubs, Special olympics, Sports, Theatre.

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