Recently a parent asked me to describe the ideal “well-rounded” student. I personally am not a big fan of the term “well-rounded”. What exactly does that mean anyway? What’s important is that the incoming class reflect lots of different personalities. There is a place in our incoming class for the jack-of-all-trade types who dabble in all kinds of curricular and co-curricular activities and there is a place in our class for the student who has a narrow focus but who displays an extraordinary talent in or propensity for that focus. Students need not stress about appearing “well-rounded”. Just be yourself.
– Wendy Livingston