a year ago
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Can I use high school awards as extracurriculars?

Hello! I'm a Junior currently attending a Catholic Jesuit high school. At the end of each school year during graduation, one student from each grade level is selected to receive an award correlating to the School's mission statements. I have received one of these awards twice now, for "Intellectual Competence", or for "a firm foundation in the liberal arts... as well as a mastery of thinking, reasoning and cognitive skills and habits".

My main question: Can I use these grade level honor awards in my extracurricular activities profile?

Follow ups if it IS possible: 1. What category and tier would they fit into? 2. Should I make individual activities for each award/year?

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

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a year ago

On the 2 most common application portals (Common and Coalition) there’s a section dedicate do to awards and honors that you earned. So it’s not an extra circular per se but you can definitely include it in your application.

The UC portal I don’t know and the school specific one I’m not familiar with.

Hope this helps and feel free to comment if you’s like clarification as I’d be more than happy to help!


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