Topic 1: I have an incredibly low GPA but a tremendous upward curve to go with it. I wrote an artistic analogy about a dull knife becoming a samurai sword to represent growth. I feel pressured to defend my low GPA because I honestly feel it doesn't represent me despite being what I earned. I've also been told during interviews that my transcripts look pretty bizarre-- how I go from D's and F's to A's and B's taking Honors and AP classes.
Topic 2: I could write about my challenge to become student body president of my school. It wasn't simply a popularity contest, long story short I took it very seriously and campaigned as if it was real, because I hope to major in pol sci. I was being interviewed by a board for this one school, and one of the members was a politician, he mentioned how the way I treated this was unique and that more young people should keep that mindset or something like that.
Which do you think is better?