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Should I not take yearbook??

mrbh12mrbh12 Posts: 217Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2010 in High School Life
I'm a rising junior and I was going to take yearbook next year. In my school it's a class for juniors and seniors. I currently have no passion for graphics or photography or anything but yearbook sounded like fun so I wanted to try it out. Plus my sister did it and she really wanted me to take it.
I signed up. Now I'm having doubts. Additionally, I already have many ECs in a few areas (none of them related to graphics/etc) so would it make me look scattered too?

Which looks better?

Option 1:
AP Calc AB
AP Chemistry
US History
AP Lang
AP Spanish
Yearbook
Self-studying AP Human Geography

Option 2:
AP Calc AB
AP Chemistry
US History
AP Lang
AP Spanish
AP Statistics
no self studying

Either way I have a chance at national AP scholar. But will 5 AP classes be too much? I'll be able to handle the selfstudying, I already started a little. On the other hand, yearbook would lower my GPA and my rank which is in jeopardy as it is. And Stats relates more to my ECs. But yearbook sounds more fun. And if I did yearbook I would go for editor, HOPEFULLY in-chief. But I dont really NEED any more leadership positions.
Its a catch-22 ):
Help??

PS- I know I'm going to get jumped on for caring so much about what colleges think. I apologize in advance. I know I shouldnt do things just for colleges, but before you yell at me, consider that YOU are on this website as well. :)
Haha thanks!
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Replies to: Should I not take yearbook??

  • GoldOwlGoldOwl Posts: 759Registered User Member
    I would go with option 2. If yearbook doesn't relate to your intended major, it probably won't help that much & I get your point about the GPA lowering. Also, I think stats is a better AP than Human Geography.
  • Action52Action52 Posts: 242Registered User Junior Member
    I'm taking yearbook because I had a hole in my schedule, but more importantly, enrollment was low and my AP English teacher suggested that her students take yearbook if they can. It's closely tied to my journalistic goals, too. It fits into my schedule nicely. Seven classes. No study hall. No joke classes. How seniors' courses should be.
  • SpatulaSpatula Posts: 502Registered User Member
    I recommend taking option 1. You won't be overburdened with work, and you'll get to have a fun class. Don't take just what looks good. Taking two math classes might be too much to handle, especially with other activities.
  • crimsonivycrimsonivy Posts: 228Registered User New Member
    The first option, in my opinion, is better. I don't think taking two math classes is necessary.
  • mrbh12mrbh12 Posts: 217Registered User Junior Member
    i think i'll go with option 1 :p
    junior year will be hard enough as it is
    and its probably too late to change anyway
    and who knows, maybe i'll become interested in graphics :D
    thanks for the advice peoples!
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