Leadership Activities

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  1. lone survivor

    lone survivor New Member

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    I'm a junior in high school this year and was recently accepted to the SS. When filling out the application I did notice that my application was not as strong in the leadership category compared to the others. Could anyone tell me some activities you did to show leadership? Thanks
     
  2. JohnUSAFA

    JohnUSAFA USAFA 2015 Appointee

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    Mu Alpha Theta and Robotics club officer
     
  3. AVT

    AVT USAFA 2015

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    -Leo Club President
    -Tutor
    -Boys State
    -National Honor Society
    -Track and Field Co-Captain
     
  4. DK6732

    DK6732 USAFA Cadet

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    Baseball and Football Captain
    Student Boy Officer
    Started community service project.

    Thats it.

    Its not about quantity. Its about quality. Find something you love to do and become a leader in it. Start something in your community. You don't need to be in 20 clubs to show you are a "leader."
     
  5. equestriangrl93

    equestriangrl93 Member

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    I served as an officer in 4-H clubs, currently working on my Girl Scout Gold Award, I've organized many community service projects, captain of quiz bowl teams, ect.
     
  6. jetset15

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    Varsity Girls' Tennis Captain
    JV Lacrosse Captain
    Summer Camp Counselor
    Model UN President
    Book Club President/Co-Founder
    National Honors Society

    Try to get a summer job and get promoted
    If you're interested in starting a club, go for it (at least at my school it wasn't too hard to do)
    Push hard in sports/take leadership so you stand out to your coach but aren't disrespected by your team-mates
     
  7. navy2016

    navy2016 Member

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    I totally agree with that. I cannot speak for all high school clubs, but many have this pattern of elections, inductions, and that's it. Some just have positions for people to load up on college apps.

    If you were in 20 clubs, it does not make sense that you could actively serve in all of them (time travel hasn't been invented:rolleyes:).

    my leadership:

    Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (5 years of scouting leadership with different positions)
    OA Chapter Chief
    selected for Boy's State
    pending Eagle Scout

    Not many..
     
  8. lone survivor

    lone survivor New Member

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    Ok thanks. Could you just briefly tell me what Boy's State is? I keep seeing that on a lot of applications.
     
  9. Christcorp

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys/Girls_State

    The thing about boy/girl state, is "Normally" it's not something that you volunteer to do or go to. It's something that your school, teachers, counselors, principal, etc... select you for. However; some schools/states/American Legions do have differing requirements. The best thing is to talk to your guidance counselor and make your desires known.
     

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