Our own Fred Hargadon comments this morning in the Washington Post that students should not pursue specialized activities solely on the basis of college admissions. Rather, be yourself and discover your passion.
“But I have too many memories of great kids that really didn’t have one outstanding characteristic but seemed like they just would be great people to meet, to know, to go to school with and would have a high growth potential. . . They often turned out to be the ones who made the class gel. And I worry that they will slip through the cracks if everybody is categorizing them.”