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I lost an award. How can I prove I got it? Please help
So a few months ago, I received an award that will probably be considered the most impressive honor on my college apps. I’d be shocked if colleges didn’t want to verify it. I didn’t attend the award ceremony for personal reasons, but I did get the medal that I would’ve gotten some time later. I’m not into trophies and accolades and such so I kind of just placed it next to some other awards I got, thinking my parents would hang it later or something. Now, months later, neither of us can find the award. How else can I verify that I got it if colleges ask? My counselor knows I got it and I think she’s putting it in her rec letter, but is that good enough? There’s also evidence of me talking about having it before I realized I lost it. But again, is that good enough? I tried contacting the issuing organization, but they don’t track this stuff (they aren’t one of those superficial traditional organizations) and I wasn’t at the award ceremony for pictures. UGHHH should I just leave it out of my application? Am I overworrying??6 replies
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