Ummm, my classes at my school were all advanced so I had no choice but to take all honors classes. My grades were all As, I had about 4 ECs that I had been doing for a while and about 2 that I had just started.
Deerfield stuck out for me a lot, too! It was always my first choice. The main thing for Deerfield is for you to show INTEREST in going there...and really shine through in your essays and interviews!!!