I don't know for sure, but I feel like I'm falling a bit short in this area. Also...what are examples of awards and accomplishment and community activities..? Here is a list of things I have done for reference: ----- *3 years cross country (1 year jv, 2 years varsity) NOTE: My grandma is trying to force me to quit this sport next year. *3 years track (1 year jv, 2 years varsity) NOTE: My grandma is trying to force me to quit this sport next year. *native american club *1 year FBLA (treasurer) *band since 5th grade, pep band since 7th, played in one parade, completed one year in honor band *JROTC-I have only completed the second semester of the first year class (I was a Personnel Support Representative in my flight), however next year I am going to be the flight commander of the 4th year class *orienteering-1 year jv (next year I am going to be the team captain, varsity, and also responsible for forming and running a middle school team) *I volunteered at the blood drives at school through FBLA and earned about 20 hours of community service through that *I went to a 3 day leadership camp at a college during my freshman year *I attended a week long business camp at a college during the summer after my sophomore year-I was not an officer in my group, however, we won best overall company and best stockholder's presentation. *I did knowledge bowl my sophomore year-according to the coach (and the scores) I was definitely one of the best on the team, but they went to state and I didn't because the coach wanted to let the seniors go. *I did spelling team my sophomore year. ----- NOTE: I am graduating high school in 2014. I am currently an incoming senior. Is there anything I could do this summer to improve this list? I might be able to tutor and/or give music lessons. What are examples of awards that you can get in high school? I know the National Merit Scholarship is one...but what else is there? I got a pin for my letterman's jacket for exceptional performance in US History class...I'm not sure if that counts for anything or even what to call that..