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What Honors and Awards Should Go on My Common App?

Question: I am doing the Common App and had a question. For Honors and Awards, I am not sure what I am supposed to put. When I researched this online, it said that I should put what I was nominated for. So, I searched my stuff to find everything and have 6 things: Foreign Language Honor Society, National Youth Leadership Forum, National Student Leadership Conference, Junior State of America (JSA) Programs, Student Ambassador Programs and National Society of High School Scholars. However, I am also not sure what level they are on such as state, national, and such. Please help me.

Don't include nominations for the National Youth Leadership Forum, National Student Leadership Conference, JSA, Student Ambassador Programs, or National Society of High School Scholars. I don't know anything about the Foreign Language Honor Society so I can’t comment on that one. But the others are all organizations that claim to be more selective than they really are. College officials will not be impressed by your nomination to join these programs … most of which cost a lot of money.

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