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I applied to be a Discovery Girl because I had been reading the magazine for a few years and really looked up to the girls in it. When I saw an ad for the Summit, it looked so fun and I had to enter! When I applied, I knew my odds of getting selected were extremely low, and that everybody else that had entered had also put a lot of hard work into their submission, so I tried not to worry about it too much.

I really enjoyed filling out the questionnaire because it really made me think about my answers carefully. After submitting my questionnaire I felt kind of worried. What if I had spelling errors? Or I said something dumb? What if they didn’t like it? What if my answers sounded fake or unoriginal?

I was sleeping over at my friends house when my mom called saying she had good news. She told me that I got into DG and I was so exited! We went shopping for my outfit, and picked out clothes for the Summit that I thought suited my personality really well.

The trip to California was amazing! When I arrived at the Summit, everyone was already laughing and having a great time, and it wasn’t awkward at all. I got to meet so many new people and it was really interesting getting to know girls from lots of different places. It was a really great experience because not only was it so much fun, but I also really love travelling and seeing new things. Plus it was absolutely amazing meeting girls from all over the map, and we all had so much fun getting to know each other! We all came from such diverse places, but we all came together really well and had so much fun with each other! I learned that even though the girls came from a lot of different places, we all shared many interests and personality traits. 

At the Summit, I learned that the Discovery Girls are not just girls introducing themselves on a magazine page. We're all crazily creative, funny, smart, and sassy girls who get to come together and collaborate to help other girls feel more comfortable with themselves as they go into their tween and teen years.

 If you want to be a DG, then don’t hesitate to apply! Trust me, I didn’t think I was going to get selected at all, but I did, and the Summit was a great experience! Even though it may seem like a lot of work to fill out a whole questionnaire when the odds of being selected are so low, if you do get selected you will have the time of your life! And if you don’t get selected, try again the next year! (I had to enter two times before I got selected!) I have a couple tips for having a great questionnaire!

  1. Be honest with your answers! Sometimes answering questions completely honestly can feel awkward or embarrassing, but for the people that read the questionnaires it really pops out, and shows that you have really put a lot of care into answering the questions! 
  2. Be yourself!   Don’t say things that don’t totally embrace who you are, because you are far more likely to get selected if you show off how different, unique, and well YOU you are.
  3. Be specific! If you do gymnastics: what level are you? Why do you enjoy it? How long have you been doing it? What’s your favorite skill? Do you compete? 
May/June 2017

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