Good grades. High test scores. A rocket arm that can throw a football to a receiver who’s running a fly pattern in a different zip code. All of those things are appealing to colleges. But there are some qualities colleges would like you to have that don’t necessarily involve superior intelligence) or the ability to pick up the blitz). Here are a few of them.
1. Be nice to the kids other students aren’t nice to.
Once they get out of high school, most students realize that
those kids who made fun of the socially less fortunate were actually gigantic
losers themselves. So be nice. Say “hi” to the kid nobody else says “hi”
to. Don’t join in when everyone else starts
to make fun of the easy target. Your
teachers and counselors will notice, the kid you’re nice to will appreciate it,
and you’ll be in line for karma points later in life.