Your child is incredibly busy with classes, sports, community service, and any clubs she is involved with in high school. Take a moment, and ask if your child is developing as a leader. Leadership experience will not only give your child the confidence to thrive in college and beyond, but is highly regarded by college admissions officers.
College admissions officers reward leaders, not followers. Admissions officers look for the next generation of student leaders to propel their college forward. Make sure your child is demonstrating that she is a strong leader throughout high school. If your child is involved in any service organizations or clubs through her high school, she must hold a leadership position. Your child is better off starting an organization than joining one as a member.
Make sure your child keeps track of her accomplishments as a student leader in a notebook. College applications will ask your child to list the amount of time she spent in each activity. Your child will also have the opportunity to share any notable accomplishments leading an activity on her applications as well.