Can someone provide me with a little insight?

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  1. rubio1996

    rubio1996 Member

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    In the fall, I will be entering my sophomore year of high school. I was cast in my school's spring drama production during my freshman year. Also, I wrote a play and performed a different play for my school's drama festival, which had to be written, practiced, and performed within 24 hours of receiving the topic for the play. I did not participate in my school's athletic program in my freshman year, as I was focusing on my academics during the transition from a small Catholic middle school to a rigorous college preparatory school. In the past few weeks of summer, I have gone to some of my school’s many play-reading sessions. I plan on playing one or two sports in my sophomore year (Cross Country Running in the Fall, Wrestling in the Winter, and/or Lacrosse in the Spring). However, by running Cross Country in my sophomore year, I would not be able to perform in my school's fall drama production, a play that I very much wanted to perform in. However, I would still be able to be in the technical crew in the fall play and perform and perform technical duties in the spring play. If I play Lacrosse, I would not be able to perform in the spring drama production, another play that I very much wanted to perform in. However, I would still be able to be in the technical crew in the spring play and perform and perform technical duties in the fall play. The only sport I am truly certain I want to be involved in is Wrestling, which would not interfere with any of the drama productions. I also would still be able to participate in the annual drama festival, no matter what, though. My options are the following (assume that I have no experience in the sports):

    - Technical Crew for Fall Play, Cross Country Running in the Fall, Wrestling in the Winter, Perform in the Spring Play, Technical Crew for the Spring Play, Write and [Act or Stage Manage] for the Drama Festival

    - Perform in the Fall Play, Technical Crew for Fall Play, Wrestling in the Winter, Perform in the Spring Play, Technical Crew for the Spring Play, Write and [Act or Stage Manage] for the Drama Festival

    - Perform in the Fall Play, Technical Crew for Fall Play, Wrestling in the Winter, Lacrosse in the Spring, Technical Crew for the Spring Play, Write and [Act or Stage Manage] for the Drama Festival

    I know that the decision is up to me, and that no one on here actually knows me, but can anyone provide me with any insight of why one option might be better overall, compared to the others (assume that I am doing everything else correctly for admission)?

    Thank you.
     
  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Rubio- you are really over thinking this and asking questions without listening to the answers that are being given to you. Nobody can tell you the best answer to your question "what should you do?" You have posted the same post worded slightly differently about 7 or 8 times now on almost all of the threads and you have received the same answer virtually every time. Bottom line: YOU HAVE TO DECIDE. The Service Academies aren't really looking for every applicant to be a champion athlete. They are looking for very strong students who demonstrate that they are capable of succeeding in a variety of situations and who are physically fit and prepared for a physically demanding lifestyle. They want to see leadership and commitment- not checkmarks on a list. Athletics are valued because they give you the chance to demonstrate leadership ability exercised in your peer group as well as demonstrating mental and physical commitment in challenging situations. Wrestling; Track; Lacrosse; Waterpolo; Triathlon; Crew; Football- they all will tell the same story. So pick a sport that you like and then go play it along with your drama club and demanding academic schedule. The key is to DECIDE AND DO, and STICK WITH IT!
     

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