do these qualify as academic awards???

<p>National Merit Semi-Finalist
1st Place CAPMT Cello Duet Competition, Advanced Division
S.T.O.R.M. Youth Group Volunteer of the Month
S.T.O.R.M. Youth Group Outstanding Commitment and Service Award
Varsity Track and Field Athletic Award</p>

<p>i know national merit semi-finalist is a scholastic distinction/honor, but the others... well i dont really have much and im trying to stretch it. do the rest qualify as academic awards?</p>

<p>Yes my high school counselor said write down everything you do.</p>

<p>Of the awards you listed, I believe only the first (NMSF) qualifies as an "academic award", technically speaking that is. As for the community service one, I think you can probably file that under the extracurricular/volunteer work section of the application. Usually there is also a section for non-academic distinctions, which is where the cello thing likely belongs.</p>