Courtesy of The Herald News (New Jersey):
Adam Sapp, assistant dean of admissions at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif., said students should not be thinking about how good an activity will look on a resume.
Rather, they should ask themselves, "'Do I have the time to leave this organization better than when I started?' ... It's OK for a student to be involved in fewer things if they have that depth and focus," he said.
I've been getting a lot of email from parents and prospective Claremont McKenna students asking me what they "need" to do to get into Claremont McKenna, as if I somehow knew anything about the whims or likes of admissions officers I never met! In fact, I hadn't ever been to L.A. County before I came for school in September!
Oh, and prospective students, enjoy high school. I know most of you won't listen to me on that one, but do enjoy it. You never know how great it was until it's a year or so behind you.