Cal Newport is a Professor at Georgetown University and has written several book on unconventional advice for students.
In the below post, he argues that you can still enjoy high school without stressing yourself about taking every single AP/IB Course, every extracurricular, contest, etc, and instead just focus on the things you truly enjoy. He walks us through the failed simulation effect:
Accomplishments that are hard to explain can be much more impressive than accomplishments that are simply hard to do.
I'd highly recommend reading this article to fully realize that colleges aren't always just looking for the straight A student who is good at everything - they also care about those students who are amazing at one or a few things...in other words well-pointy instead of well-rounded.