I'm going to take Chemistry, Math IIC, and Literature most likely at the end of this year. I should be able to get an 800 on Chem, 770+ on math, and 750+ on Lit. I am definately going to do all I can to get in on my own merit, but I can use every edge I can get. I am a little worried about my apparent lack of leadership, community service, and a third year of Spanish. I do a lot of tutoring every day during my study hall and lunch, and after school at my house if someone requests it, but since it's technically school related I am kind of worried. Same with leadership. I don't know if the admissions people will realize what it takes to be a successful tutor. I am definately applying EA, as I know this is where I want to spend four years.
I am also worried because I know the girl who is number one in the class also really wants to go to Stanford, and she has athletics (I believe she is the number one female runner in the state for high school; she's set the state record three years in a row, I believe). Am I facing a lot of competition and am basically shut out? Or does Stanford not care if we are from the same school/region/etc?
Sorry for all the questions, but I really appreciate your help!