Getting Back in the Driver’s Seat

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. It was three o’clock in the afternoon. My first race was full of middle-aged men, and the decals on their cars weren’t all … Read moreGetting Back in the Driver’s Seat

Learning Curiosity

Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below or on an attached sheet (150 words or fewer). When my Academic Decathlon coach distributes materials in June—hundreds of pages of history, poems, research topics, and more—it is with the tacit understanding that students have just seven months to … Read moreLearning Curiosity

Climbing to Confidence

Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. What motivates someone to bungee jump head-first off bridges, crawl through rock tunnels miles below the surface of the earth, or tackle the white crags of Mount Everest? Not everyone escapes these experiences unscathed, leaving … Read moreClimbing to Confidence