Too many kids creating businessess, so if it doesn't look like a launched midway amazon or facebook, doesn't count.

And it appears to be standard that you start high school and find a prof to do research with throughout. That has replaced "rowing". Yes, they have lists of professors you can do research projects with. Doesn't that kind of work under the same thing as the college scandal? Set up research. DD had gone down to UNC-W in 2019 to do diving/research and was expected to go back last year. Great research in her field. They are planning for this year, but anything could get cancelled. And DD did get a list of internships from a recent PhD in the field, but most got cancelled due to covid.

Well, better doing high school during covid, rather than paying for college tuition and having a limited college learning experience.