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What Extracurriculars Is Everyone Doing?

This is not only a poll, but also a discussion! Share below what extracurriculars you are doing or are planning to do (maybe even say what graduating class you are in?)! It would be nice to have a discussion based only on extracurriculars as they are such a big part of a college application. We could also give advice on improving or adding to our extracurriculars plan!

Poll: Below are just some extracurriculars off the top of my head. Share in the chat if you're doing one of the many other extracurriculars out there!

 
⚽ Sports
33%
 
🥼 Research
37%
 
💻 Internship
14%
 
💼 Starting A Business
14%
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8 months ago

Class of 2024

I currently do: soccer (captain+varsity), launching nonprofit, mayor's youth council, editor for newspaper, art classes, nhs, founder/president of Book Club.

My plans: Internships, Perry Outreach Program, Writing a book, research on encephalopathy c. elegans, and starting a research program where low income students get matched with a professor to do research.

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🎤8 months ago

These sound so amazing! What kind of nonprofit are you launching?

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8 months ago

It is a student led organization that provides free tutoring, mentorship, and opportunities for low income kids interested in STEM. It will have a blog, career day, magazine, webinars, forums, and a TON more. It's really exciting!

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🎤8 months ago[edited]

@McKellarr So cool!

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8 months ago

Totally love the Perry Outreach Program! I did it my sophomore year of high school and it was truly an experience I won't forget anytime soon! What are you planning on doing in the future that's related to the Perry Outreach Program?

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8 months ago[edited]

@galphonse not sure, maybe something in forensic psych, business, or orthopedics!

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8 months ago

@McKellarr oh cool! Forensic psych sounds super interesting and the business seems to match up with your activities as well. May be a little bit bias, but I would totally recommend orthopedics! It's such a cool field! Good luck with Perry! :)

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8 months ago

@galphonse Thanks! Is applying competitive? The website said only 40 get in, but what is the acceptance rate?

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8 months ago

@McKellarr In my opinion, I don't think it's as competitive as it's made out to be. I had two friends apply with me, one of them with an "impressive" resume and the other with a resume sort of typical for a fresh into high school student. We all got in. That might just be because of my region, so the results may vary in different areas. But as long as you answer their one essay question (I don't know if it's still one question, that's what it was like when I applied) pretty nicely with correct grammar, you have a pretty strong shot. Even with it now being virtual, I think they have more leeway on who they're letting in.

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8 months ago

Class of 2022 here.

Crazy to think that I'll be a senior in a month and a half haha.

I currently do NHS (vice president this year, president next year); SGA (treasurer this year and next); No Place for Hate (Secretary); produce, direct, and edit my own podcast; Varsity Cross Country, Soccer, and Track & Field, volunteering at my local hospital

Currently planning: Research in the orthopedics field

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8 months ago

How do y’all do research? Like through a lab or independent?

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8 months ago[edited]

Class of 2024

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