My D, who's perfectly happy with her EC's (not many, but she's got some unique creative projects), wants to organize a voter registration drive at school because so many of the seniors will be 18 before the primary in our state. She suggested this to her friend because he's class pres, and she figured he would be able to help her get the idea in motion. He turned around and went to one of their teachers with "his" great idea to start a voter registration drive--"and I can put it on my college application!"
She feels betrayed because he is claiming the idea as his own. She's fine with making sure it happens--that's the whole point--but it's rather shocking to her to see how his focus on college apps comes before their friendship.