Don't know if any of the old CC-ers remember me, but I'm now well into my second month and L'ville and thought I'd visit and take some questions? New CC-ers, I know what you're going through - I did it twice - I know it's time-consuming and horrible, but trust me, it IS worth it!
Just some background on me -
I'm from Shanghai, China, but I grew up in New Jersey and I'm a USA citizen - I honestly don't know if I'm an int'l student or not. I am bilingual (English & Mandarin) and I'm working on Spanish. I play violin (5 years) and piano (12 years) and sent in recordings with my application. I am not athletic at all, I wasn't recruited for any sport. I am a full pay student and I am a boarder.
My qualifications when I applied - high honor roll all through middle school, 3.8 GPA (unweighted, out of 4.0) first semester freshman year. I was one of the only freshmen on my school's varsity Model United Nations team, did community service every week, and was selected to be in the symphony orchestra. My recommendations were great and my essays I honestly can't judge by myself. I had a 99 percentile SSAT score, raw score of 2346 - 800 (99%) in math, 794 (99%) in reading, and 752 (89%) in verbal.
I applied to Exeter, Andover, Deerfield, Milton, Hotchkiss, Concord my eighth grade year and was waitlisted EVERYWHERE + denied at Andover. I was devastated but reapplied freshman year to a new set of schools - Deerfield, Milton, Hotchkiss, Choate, St. Paul's, Groton, and of course, Lawrenceville. I was accepted at Lawrenceville and waitlisted at Milton + Hotchkiss. I was later moved off of Milton's waitlist in late April but ultimately decided to attend Lawrenceville.
Here at Lawrenceville, I participate in Model United Nations, community orchestra (non-selective), collegium orchestra (selective), an a'capella group (selective), color the world (community service), Asian Students Organization, Mock Trial, Speech and Debate, and I take private music lessons for violin. I am starting a chapter of JSA (Junior Statesmen of America) here with a friend and will be starting a music honor society next year (deadline has passed for this year). I am doing dance as my fall 'sport', will try fencing for the first time in winter, and will do house soccer in the spring.
Okay, I think that's it! I'll be checking CC a bit more often now, so ask away!
I'm glad to be back and I've missed you guys!