Hey all! I'm another hopeful soul who loves Amherst and plans to apply ED. I'm a white girl from a middling private school in Maine. In the "for what it's worth" category, my brother went to Amherst a long time ago.
GPA (unweighted)--3.8 (A's in everything but my math classes, which are B+'s and a B last year)
Academic Honors: Cum Laude inductee as a junior, Harvard Book Prize, English Prize, Highest Honors every year of high school
SAT ICritical Reading 800, Writing 760, Math 680 (taking it again in Oct.)
SAT IILiterature 790, U.S. History 760
Senior courses: AP Biology, Spanish 5, AP Calculus AB, International Relations/Economics, AP English Literature, guitar lessons
Varsity soccerCaptain (12), MVP (11), All-League (11), starter every year of high school
Varsity softballCoachs Award (9,10), All-League (9,10,11), starter every year of high school
Varsity snowboardingCaptain, MVP (9,10,11), All-League (9,10,11)
--I've contacted the soccer and softball coaches, but it's likely that I won't be actively recruited.
Other ECs: Class officer all 4 years, jazz band drummer (9-12), Math team (10-12), Green Key tour guide (9-12), Drama lighting/ensemble (9-12)
Employment: Last summer I worked for a Youth Conservation Corps in my town, and the summer before that I worked in retail.
My Common App essay is on the light side. I'm not sure what to do for the supplemental essay yet.