Dressing Up Never Gets Old

"The college admissions process can create anxiety. In an attempt to make it less stressful, please tell us an interesting or amusing story about yourself from your high school years that you have not already shared in your application." (Max 350 words)


The date was near...even before I even glanced at my calendar full of sporadic events and reminders, I knew it. It’s finally Homecoming Week: the ultimate week for high-schoolers to go wild (within the confines of the dress code, of course). Though I thoroughly enjoyed the diversity of Disney day and the millennial humor of Vine day, what really piqued my interest was Wednesday: Senior Citizen day. Armed with silver hair gel, my mom’s 1960’s-esque clothing, bountiful brushes and powders, a pair of glasses, and a grumpy attitude, I was ready to own the school, full-on grandma style.

At least, that was my intention...somehow, completely by accident (I promise!), I had gone way overboard with the makeup. I managed to make myself look nearly as old as a mummy, not expecting to see the deep wrinkles and permanently frowning face in the mirror that now greeted me. Still, I had endless fun with my new look. Strutting down the hallways at a pace snails would envy, I felt like a celebrity with the amount of attention I received (though many tell me jaws dropped from shock, not adoration).

However, the comedic (yet tragic) highlights of my day came from my teachers. When I visited my physics teacher’s room to show off my new look, she...

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