How will you contribute to the diversity at Rutgers University?

It’s a typical week during the autumn season. After school on this short Wednesday, I stay at school to lead the community service group, A.R.T.E., with my friend. We plan and organize for the upcoming “Fall Fest” at our school. After a short but complete meeting for the event, I walk to the tennis courts and meet up with my tennis teammates. We practice for our state tennis match tomorrow and I plan a psyche with my co-captains to get us prepared. After a grueling but rewarding tennis match the following day, I rush home in order to eat dinner before “The Cat's Meow” comes to rehearse for an acapella gig. Later that week on a Saturday morning, I find myself singing the national anthem in front of fans gathered to watch the Little Tigers of the football team. Sure, this seems like a lot to do in just a single week of a high schooler’s life, but it’s what I have grown to love over these four years.

The bustle of my life is something I want to continue in college. Having grown up in Princeton since kindergarten, I have developed a plethora of interests within a diverse community. Despite Princeton’s small size, one could call it a “melting pot” of cultures. In each one of these activities that I experience daily or weekly,...

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