I loved Seth Godin’s post yesterday about a community ranking. I can’t think of a better goal for students (and parents, and counselors, and just about everyone else) to strive for. A community rank isn’t dependent on your intelligence, test-taking ability, official leadership position, or any other outside measurement or accolade. It’s entirely about your willingness to care and your initiate to act. And those traits are available to all of us no matter how we rank in the academic class.
For more on this, here’s a past post of mine on how to measure your impact.