2nd generation Korean-American
Born in Georgia, now residing in suburbs in California
Income bracket <40,000
GPA: 4.0 unweighted, 4.67 weighted
Rank: 4/517 (for now...I think I will be moving up to 2/517 by next year)
SAT: ugh....690M, 650W, 640CR----I am currently studying to retake in Oct....my goal is to get 730+M, 700+W, 700CR
SAT II: 660 Math IIC, 670Bio E, 710 US History---retaking in Nov.
Special Circumstances: nothing really, except that I moved from GA to CA in the second semester of my sophomore year and that GA did not offer AP classes to sophomores...so I technically had only 1 semester of AP World History...
AP World History: A (5 on exam)
Pre-IB Pre Calc/AP Calc AB: A
AP English Language: A
AP US History: A
AP Biology: A
AP Calculus BC
AP Art History
1. National Honor Society 2 years
2. California Scholarship Federation 2.5 years
3. Latin Club 4 years (founder/instructor)
I had previously taken Latin in GA however, moving to CA which did not offer Latin, I decided to create a latin club and teach latin I and the culture to those interested)
I also took the National Latin Exam for Latin I and got bronze medal
4. Future Doctors of America 2 years (founder/co-president)
Basically, we bring guest speakers to our club meetings (neurosurgeons to pediatric cardiologists) who talk about their occupations, do volunteer work at local hospitals/Red Cross, and provide hands on experience to those interested in pursuing a medical profession.
5. LiNK-Liberty in North Korea 3 years (co-secretary/promotions director/public relations)
Spreading awareness upon the humanitarian crisis in North Korea and doing humanitarian activist promotions (ie: organized an all-day LiNK awareness assembly at school, protests in front of the Chinese Embassy in LA, sending petitions to various embassies and release North Korean detainees, host a benefit concert and raise $5,000 for SAFE Haven orphanages in China that are posts involved in an Underground Railroad to help NK refugees) I am a great advocate for this cause while many ppl in my church have dissapproved b/c they feel that I am simply straining the already tense relations our motherland: SKorea and NKorea and US. Nevertheless, I this issue itself is my passion and energy not only b/c of the horrendous atrocities being committed right under noses but also b/c some of my family members are in NKorea right now...and so, its not only a matter of human decency but of ultimate necessity.
6. Model UN 2 years (cofounder/activities director)
My involvement in LiNK led me to intiate our school's 1st MUN chapter. (our school just opened in 2004...hence our class is the 1st graduating class for 2007!)