Involve yourself in school related activities.
Involve yourself in extracurricular activities.
Apply good study habits because EVERY grade you make beginning this year will show up on your transcript.
Set goals for high school and college.
Keep a list of all activities you are involved in and any positions you hold.
Keep a list of any awards you receive.
Read, read, read (Time, Newsweek, anything) to help your verbal score on the SAT Reasoning Test.
Utilize the tools at www.cfnc.org to explore colleges and careers, search for scholarships and much more. This is an incredible resource for helping you with the college application process.