High School Students! So What Are You Doing This Summer?

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By Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

When you were in grammar school and junior high, on the first day of school, what did teachers ask you the moment you walked into their classrooms? Remember?
“What did you do this summer?”
Most of the time, your answers were probably pretty predictable: “Just hung out;” “Went to the beach;” “Went to camp;” “Went on a vacation with my parents.” Well, now that you’re in high school and planning to apply to college in the not-so-far-off future, what you do with your summers can affect your college admissions. The last thing you want colleges to think is that you are a goof-off or couch potato.

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