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I am in 9th grade at a public school in Arizona, Which is 47th in education , but I am applying to boarding schools for 10th grade. My grades for 7th and 8th grade were A's, B's, and C's, and got one D during 7th grade. I was rejected from a private school which improved my grades improved towards the end of 8th grade. So far In 9th I have all A's and have all honors with a possible GPA of 4.1. I am almost certain I will keep a GPA of 4.1 the whole year.I am able to write essays pretty well. I am applying for financial aid and the most I can afford is probably 14,000. I am also and African-American student.
I haven't taken the ssat yet but these are my credentials.
Boy Scouts - 4 years ( I am planning on becoming an Eagle Scout between January and March of 2012)
Soccer - 2 years
Tennis - 1 year
I started a Model U.N. Club at my high school and am the president.
Cycling - 2 months out of school and am part of the cycling club
Acoustic Guitar - 2 years
Community Service - I have done roughly 50 + hours with Boy scouts and with other community service opportunities.
Speech and Debate club
Mench club- ( A jewish community service club but is open to non Jewish people also)
DECA- ( A club for business and marketing)
Rugby - Starting in September.