I'm new here and this is my first post, so I'ld like to give you all a hearty hello right at the beginning! Long story short, I'm in high-school and I'm wondering whether I should go nuts and take part of every single competition and olympiade etc to impress the universities I wish to apply for a spot for? I don't have the funds to go to an excellent university abroad, although that's exactly what my 1st priority in life at the moment is (best education as possible). Getting a quite-good education for free (scholarship) in my own country shouldn't be much of a problem, though. Thank you!