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I found out about Andover and Exeter quite late. I have heard of these schools before and known them to be prestigious boarding schools. The information disclosed was that these boarding schools were quite expensive. However, I was not aware of the financial aid from the private high schools.
I was a laid-back person. I would never have homework no matter how much was assigned. I was easily able to finish 4 subjects of homework in their own classes respectively. I am naturally smart and do not study often. I manage to get 95+ scores on all tests without studying because of my great ability to listen, and memorize.
I never tried extracurricular programs because I did not think them useful at a elementary level. Also, they were not offered. After, I researched about people chancing into Andover and Exeter, to my dismay, people who got perfect scores on all their academics and SSATs still did not get accepted.
Now I realized that not only will I need extracurricular programs at a younger age to improve your resume to get accepted, but give a foundation to talents.
I need some advice on what extracurricular programs I can choose.
I have developed a great interest in Basketball. I have a virtuous reason to play. (It was because the coach at the try-outs were racist and picked all the black kids to play first and the asians to play last. I want to show them that Asians can OWN!). Our school's basketball season is over.
I use to be aqua-phobic. I wasn't scared of drinking water, but scared of getting in it. After joining the YMCA, I learned how to swim with help and confidence from my sister. I am learning the other 3 strokes. I am quite fast at swimming. However, our undefeated school's season, is over. Our 4 year old varsity swimming team has retired an undefeated swimming streak.
I am a fast runner, and could do the distance. I am going to try out for track and field, and cross country.
That concludes my sports.
I have played piano for a year, but I developed sight reading very well. At a moderato tempo, and with a second try, I can play most songs. (For most musicians, it takes at least a few years to get sight reading down.)
I tried saxophone for a few months.
I like listening to classical music, because it is less distracting towards my work.
Not many clubs are offered in our school because our school is young and is establishing curricular knowledge. A science club was recently started and I am going to give it a try. I am also going to join the junior key club.
I get all A+'s. Our schools curriculum is very well written and challenging. All though my school is not famous, it is still a great feat to obtain A+'s. It is listed as one of the best in Massachusetts.
I do pretty well at writing, but am always looking for improvement. (Please do tell me my weaknesses in this article)
I represented the school in the annual public speaking competition.
I am well behaved, and never miss school. 1 day of absence in the last 4 years.
I like doing puzzles, I would spend a few hours to do a puzzle.
I like finding various talents, I can blow spit bubbles from my tongue, or juggle.
I also like playing with the rubik's cube. I can solve it, but I have a poor time of 1:15 average.
For teacher recommendations:
This year, 7th grade, I have teachers that I would favor over the 8th grade teachers. I am afraid of my teachers not recognizing me as well next year so should I ask them for a recommendation before the end of this school year?
Thanks. please wish me good luck.
Haha, at this point chance me, but otherwise this is only to see what it takes.
And if you were accepted, please do tell me what your stats were.
Oh yea, I also have a great interest in geography.
I participated 4 years in a row. :) 5th year I am going to study and take our school to nationals.