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I am a sophomore and I have a GPA of approximately 3.4 (I know it's not great...) I go to the best public high school in my state, so it is ridiculously competitive.
I have taken the SATs and ACTs twice or so and I have done okay... I am aiming in the end to get around a 1800 on my SATS and a 30 on my ACT.
For extra curricular...
9 years total (when I graduate) of a professional state choir (we have performed at Carnegie Hall four times and have taken tours to places such as Ireland, Poland, Prague, Germany and more)
5 years total (when I graduate) - involved in my church, 4 out of which I have been on the leadership team. I have done fundraisers there and a bunch of other trips.
I am also involved in the Music club at my school (which I am the VP for), the drama club, art history club, Kids4Kids club.
I will have been in 7/8 of all of my Middle/High school's musicals.
And a couple more things I just can't think of right now...
It would also help if you could come up with a few other schools I should look at? I am thinking of Hobart, Elon, Providence, Catholic, Clemson and others.......