Senior Brag Sheet

West Haven High School

School Counseling Department


Senior Brag Sheet

The purpose of this form is to provide your school counselor with supporting information that will assist your counselor in writing a recommendation for college/scholarship applications. The more we know, the better we can represent you in this process. We encourage you to be specific, provide examples.  Please also attach a copy of your activities resume, complete this sheet and return it to your school counselor.  Counselors require a minimum of 10 school days AND this form must be completed in order for your school counselor to write a letter of recommendation.


Name: ____________________________    Date: _____________________


Anticipated Major/Career Interest Area: _____________________________


  1. What do you consider your greatest strength, both as a student and as a person?Please think about this question and illustrate with examples and experiences.






  2. What was your proudest accomplishment in the last four years?







  3. How would someone who knows you well describe you? Do you agree? Feel free to ask a few of your friends how they would describe you and use those answers below.







  4. Do your grades and/or test scores (SAT/ACT) reflect your potential?Please explain.







  5. Name three things about you that a college admission representative should know above and beyond your GPA, Class Rank, and Test Scores.






  6. What experiences have you encountered related to your present career interest?For example, volunteer work at a hospital relating to an individual’s interest in nursing.






  7. Describe any summer and/or part-time jobs you may have held.








  8. Is there any outside circumstance or health issue that has interfered with your academic performance?How did you handle this setback? Please explain.

     If so, do we have your permission to share this?  Yes / No (circle one)






  9. Are you a first generation college student? (the first person in your family to attend college) Yes / No (circle one)




Please return this form to the School Counseling Department by _______.











Parent Brag Sheet

Dear Parents/Guardian:

Your son/daughter is engaged in the post high school planning process. Because it is a highly personal venture, we need more of an in-depth profile.  Please give your thoughts and feelings about your child.  Be funny, be serious, be proud! The more we know, the better we can help your son/daughter with this process.  We highly encourage you to be specific and provide examples.  We want to hear your stories! Your comments will be kept confidential.


Name of Student:  _________________________________________


  1. What do you consider the outstanding accomplishments of your senior student during the past three or four years?  Please provide an example.







  1. In what areas has your senior shown the most development and growth during the past three or four years? Please provide examples and stories.







  1. What do you consider to be his/her outstanding personality traits? Describe a situation or experience that best illustrates your son/daughter’s traits.






  1. Are there any unusual or personal circumstances, which have affected your senior’s educational experiences or personal experiences?  Please note if you will allow us to share this information with college admission offices.