Chance me MIT class 2017
Hello! Being a small town kid from Kansas, it's hard to recognize and compare the competition I will be up against in my MIT app. I'm currently finishing out my Junior year and will be applying this upcomming fall. Please provide some constructive comments on what I should try to work on, and how you think I'm doing right now! Thanks!
SAT- Not great
ACT- The scores I'll be using
AP- (should I report these to MiT?)
Lang and Comp- 4
US History- 4
Course Load next year-
AP Physics AB
AP Calc AB
Intern/ Mechanical Drafting and 3 Dimensional Printing Private Study
I have not taken SAT II yet, yes I know I need to.
GPA- 4.021 W 3.997UW
Rank- TOP 5% (like 15 out of 400, but this was the first year I could take AP classes)
AMC Score- 79.5
Clubs and EC's-
Band (Section leader)
Soccer (JV Captain)
Awards and Acheivments-
1st State: SkillsUSA Technical Drafting '12
5th Nationals: SkillsUSA Tech Drafting '12
1st State: TSA 3D Modeling and Drafting '12
1st NATIONALS TSA 3D Modeling and Drafting '12
1st State: TSA Manfacturing Prototype '12
5th Nationals TSA Manfacturing Prototype '12
2nd State: TSA Tech Bowl '12
4th State: TSA Technical Sketching '12
5th State: TSA Technical Sketching '12
Local Winner: VFW VOD Essay Contest '12
Local and Regional Winner/State Finalist: VFW VOD Essay Contest '11
Eagle Scout '10 (Also received Bronze Palm)
Band 1 Rating at State Marching Contest
Band 1 Rating at State Symphonic Contest
This is a hard catagory because so many of my clubs do service projects, escpecially with NHS. I have lead several service projects on my own such as my Eagle Scout Service Project (overall +200 hrs), Salvation Army Bell Ringing (75 hrs.), and a Citywide Clean-Up (+100 hrs). I also have traveled to Mexico to build a house for a week (about 50 hours alone, 1000 total amongst team) and will be returing to build again next summer. Every month my youth group volunteers at a local food bank called Harvesters which is a main distributer for food banks in the major Kansas City area (about 5hrs/month). The past few years I have helped lead the drama skits for our church's VBS program (100hrs/summer) but I will be unable to do it this year because it overlaps with Kansas Boys State. This past year and this year I have been and will be a member of my NHS's Relay for Life team. Overall I would say I have done at least +1000 service hours throughout my high school career.
Lifegaurding, fun job. Not. Pay sucks, but it has great job security with incredable flexibility. This will be my second summer.
Next summer I will be working as an intern for either a packaging company designing mechanical parts or a sifting company designing food sifting trays
Thanks for reading through this and let me know what needs work! Thanks!