As a high school freshman, it's difficult to focus on college.There are still four long years to go before graduation, plus so many more interesting things to think about, such as driving, friends, sports and dating.But the time will fly, and preparing for college and the application process begins now.
Freshmen should also explore all the opportunities available at their school: clubs, performances, academic competitions and leadership opportunities.
They should then choose a few they really enjoy and have a heightened interest in sophomore year.
Junior year should incorporate leadership roles that make an impact on the activity in a recordable and positive way.
As seniors, students should transition to new leadership, passing the torch to make the programs/activities even better for years to follow.
Colleges like to see consistency, improvements and accomplishments in an easy-to-read way that reflects the best image of who the student is. It starts in eighth-grade, when counselors meet with students before they become ninth-graders to plan classes.