Seniors, if you’re thinking about starting a club on your high school campus this fall because you’re excited about it, because your school needs it, because you want to bring together like-minded students to do something interesting, or any other reason that doesn’t have to do with college admissions, well then, go forth and start it.
But if you’re doing it just so you can list “Club President” on your application, please don’t bother. Do something else you enjoy and are actually excited about.
College admissions officers are smart folks. They know how to distinguish between something you were actually interested in and something you did just for resume’s appeal, especially when it happens right before college application time.
You’re better off putting your time and energy into things that are important to you than you are taking one last wild swing.