There is no shortage of advice for high school students already looking down the road at college. Fresh takes are few and far between. Leave it to the New York Times to provide a new angle, which comes in the form of an article in which college admissions officers share the advice they give their own children.
Quotations from admissions officers comprise most of the story. The upshot is summarized near the top of the piece:
"These admissions officers tell their own children that high school is far more than just a pathway to college — it’s a time for maturation, self-discovery, learning and fun. They encourage their teens to embrace activities and courses that reflect who they genuinely are, not who they think colleges want them to be."