I just read about Swarthmore and think it sounds like an amazing school with a great vibe! I'm a total hippie and very laid back(except when it comes to college!) so it sounds like a great fit for me. I know its extremely competitive to get in but I would like to know what type of standing a student with my stats would have. I'm a junior in high school and I will be the first person in my family to go to college in the U.S. My parents are both immigrants from Pakistan. I go a public school in CT that is nationally ranked and sends many kids to Ivy Leagues and Top LAC's. I am going to take the ACT and expect around a 29/30. Also my course load is in the top 3% for challenging. I have some kick ass recomendations lined up and my essays will be good as well.
Here are my grades:
French 1: A
Math Level 2:B
Math Level 3: A
World Religions Honors:A+
French II Honors:A+
My Schedule this year with grades so far this year
AP U.S. History : A-
AP English Language: A-
Biology Honors: A-
Ap Macro-economics: Pass (done as an independent study)
Pre Calculus: B-(math is definately not my best subject by a long shot!)
French III Honors:A-
AP Government and Politics:A
Criminal and Civil Law: A+
Extra Carricular Activities
Student Council (9 & 10) Vice President
Student Council (11) Cabinet Member
Principals Advisory Council (9,10,11)
Model United Nations (10,11) Vice President
Amnesty International (9,10,11)
9:05 News (11) Anchor- News broadcast seen throughout the school by over 1000 students and faculty weekly basis. Responsible for script writing, current events, sporting events, & various competitions.
(10) News Reporter- Responsible for writing, editing, and producing stories based on important current events.
Friends (10,11) Volunteer during lunch to work one on one with
Special needs students.
Around 150 volunteer hours at the local public library
Volunteering over the summer at my school to give incoming freshman tours
Farmington Continuing Education Chinese class (grade 10)
Participated in a book Club organized for students who demonstrated leadership at our school.
Have started and am president of a Young Democrats Club
I also want to start a club modeled around the SDS from the 1960's, expressing discontent for the wars going on today.
Second Place, Model United Delegation
French Participation Award
Farmington Library Certificate of Recognition
The CT C.O.L.T. Award For Excellence in languages
Latin Honor Society
Honor Roll 9,10,11
Fluent in 6 languages including arabic, urdu, sindhi