This is my short answer for the common app that asks to elaborate on an extracurricular activity.
I am 7 words over the limit as of now...
i'm sure there are at least some revisions to be made. any suggestions are greatly appreciated! =D
Out of all the extracurricular activities I am involved in, Project Green is by far my favorite. I was introduced to Project Green during my junior year of high school when a friend suggested I join. I was reluctant at first, because I had never really been the "environmentalist" type. After I joined, however, my view completely changed. While cleaning up parks with my fellow Project Green members one Saturday morning, I was astounded at how vastly a small group of people could make a difference; I was motivated to do more. The following year, I was elected Vice President of Project Green and was more involved than ever. I initiated the making of a community garden outside of our high school and raised awareness around the Dallas community. Project Green has helped me understand that with commitment and time, a simple effort can turn out to be a huge accomplishment.
any suggestion on how i could shorten the essay to meet the word limit (150) while simultaneously making the answer stronger?