Thursday, March 4, 2010

Chess on Applications

I came across an little quote from an article about UC Berkeley enrollments. For the seniors that are filling out scholarship and college applications, chess does have an important place on your applications!

"The admitted class for fall 2008 also excels beyond academics. It includes a world champion in youth division sailing, a student who wrote a symphony during high school, a back-up dancer for a pop star on a U.S. concert tour, a national chess tournament champion, an international Irish dance competition winner, several Olympic and Junior Olympic medalists and a set of quadruplets."

Remember freshman, stay broad and diverse in your interests during high school.  Your future applications need to distinguish you amongst a large group of kids that want a similar but limited thing.  Chess may help colleges find that uniqueness you possess.  (Check out College Board)

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