application question

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by sarah, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. sarah

    sarah Member

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    The application from our Senator includes an "extracurriculars and honors" form. Son thinks that mean only school honors and activities apply. I say put everything you do on there! He was accepted into competitive engineering summer sessions, won competitions there and participates in sports outside of school as well as for school. Should all that be included? What is such stuff considered--not community service, but there is not an "other" block. He has been told (on this forum, *grin*) to follow the rules and so he's nervous about reading everything very strictly.
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

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    Yes, include it all. Outside school activities are extra-curriculars.
    This includes Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Club Sports, church activities like youth groups, altar server, sunday school teacher and on and on and on......
     
  3. GoNavyMom

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    Agree, include all. My daughter included information in her nomination package about a travel program she participated in as well as a leadership program, both were outside of school activities.

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  4. Pima

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    Problem with forums some take it too literally. Use common sense when it comes to the application. The old adage in your scenario is it is better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Tell your son extra curricular, means on top of academics at school. Football at school is an EC, so is playing soccer on the traveling team. Both are outside of the curriculum.

    I think he is fearful probably from the essay questions where people say I have 321 words, but only 2800 characters, what should I do? Typical response is follow the word count. Follow directions. He is taking it to the nth level. If there is no "other" than ECs mean community service, sports, jobs, everything outside of school.
     

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