i think i have a strong resume, except for one thing. standardized tests. i took the act and went in blind and got a 25.. how can i get this up to like a 32?! all of the practice tests ive taken for sats have been around 700 ish area, but when i took the psats i got a 180, which is probably not going to get me into princeton..
any high scoring SAT or ACT people out there that might want to share tips? im desperate. i have like every sat study guide book and just keep doing problems..
GPA unweighted: 4.0
In the top 10% of my class
All honors and APs.
Total 6 AP Classes for the next two years
Varsity tennis team freshman year
Record: 51 wins to 5 losses
Second singles freshman and sophomore
Player of the year Sophomore year
1st singles Junior year
Captain junior year
Qualified for Marshall and Sterling Finals
Unfortunately before going to finals, I had to get rid of my horse so that my family could afford to send my 10 year old brother to a special school for dyslexic children. I gave my him my winnings so that he could go.
My biggest thing at the moment is changing my state law for dyslexia and making it recognized as a learning difference. I have been working on this for two years with a learning specialist and a lawyer (graduates of Penn).
President and founder of the Operation Smile Club and County chapter. After fighting with the school to make it a club for the past two years, this year it has finally become a club. We have one of the largest clubs in the country with almost one hundred members. We have raised over $5000.00 just this year, with all of the proceeds benefitting operation smile.
I will be going on a Medical Mission to Henan, China for three weeks in April for Operation Smile. I have also been chosen to help lead an Operation Smile Student conference in Beijing in August.
Math League- competitively for the past two years.
National Honor Society Member
Tutor kids at the local elementary school in math, reading and spanish.
In the arts I have an extensive art portfolio that I have been building up for many years. It includes oil painting, watercolor, and sketch.
-Grandfather went to MIT, did not graduate because of the war
-No one has ever gone to college in my family (aside from my grandfather)
-Manager of my mother's family-owned department store (40,000 sq ft) hire, fire, schedule, open, close, customer service, shipping, buying, and problems. 7 days a week in the summer. open seasonally.
-Great Grandfather was the fencing coach at Cornell and the Olympic fencing coach