Currently a Junior
White Male from Massachusetts
Won't get Financial Aid
Applying for Physics
I know I'm lacking in STEM EC's but my school genuinely has almost nothing when it comes to them, so I have tried to pursue individual projects. My scores are solid and I'm confident in my essay-writing abilities (although my SAT score does not reflect that very well).
I am also applying to a bunch of summer science programs this year including SSP, RISE, YSPA, and more. A chance for those programs would be greatly appreciated as well.
SAT: 1600 (6/4/6 Essay)
PSAT: 1490, 1510 (National Merit Semi-finalist)
SAT II: Math 2: 800, Bio M: 800, US History: 780
APs: US History - 5, Bio - 5, BC Calc - 5
GPA: 4.0 UW, ~4.6 W, taken most of the APs my school offers
* I took BC Calc as a Sophomore and have taken math online classes through Stanford's Online High School since
I have also taken multiple online courses regarding physics, astronomy, and computer science since my school doesn't offer much.
1st place school science fair award as well as a special one for Physics.
Won a bunch of school department awards for science and Math.
Took the AMC 12, we'll see how that went
-Soccer, spring and fall: JV two years, Varsity afterward. We're probably the best team sport of the school
-Certified Youth Soccer Referee in the fall and spring
-Chess Club, alternate first/second seat and am undefeated this year so far. We're going to playoffs.
-School Musical: Understudy for lead for 2 years and lead this year (and probably next). These shows are very involved; We have a top-of-the-line theater that we use and we sell a few thousand tickets per production.
-Founding member of a Band; we get hired for gigs
-Help run A Capella group. We perform for tourists in the summer and make around 100 bucks an hour
-Student Council (2 years)
-Intern at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in the Summer, helped out at the Nuclear Accelerator there
-Intern at local Arboretum where I did botany
-Junior counselor at an acting camp in the summer where I work a lot with kids
Any feedback/criticism is greatly appreciated!