This is for my short essay on the common app. I'll be sending it to Northwestern, USC, University of Michigan and Villanova so I really need it to stand out!
"Fly your geek flag!" These words are often spoken by my conductor and have come to define my high school experience. I originally joined choir as an outlet for my musical passions and I was lucky enough to also discover a family who fosters the very best in me. My freshman year I was a shy, awkward kid with no confidence but, through choir I've learned how to be proud of my passions and pursue them intensely. I've created my deepest relationships through choir and the eccentricities we share. There are days where the shadows of my earlier years want to reclaim my self-esteem but, by simply letting my voice join fifty-one others into one magnificent sound I feel a rush of relief as my confidence is rejuvenated.
Thanks so much.