Can anyone weigh in on if they think I will get in? I would appreciate the input. BE BRUTAL. I know I will not get in, but I want to give it a shot.
One parent is disabled, so only one is working and earning a wage.
I attend a well regarded High School
GPA: 3.7 Unweighted (I had a fairly rigorous schedule, not the hardest, but also not the easiest)
SAT: 1250 (The weakest point of my entire application)
Intern with State Senator
Intern with Congressman
NJ Boys State
NJ DECA Chapter President
Model United Nations - Member, Competitor, Secretary
NJ American Legion Oratorical Contest Winner on County level
NJ U.S. Presidential Scholar - National and State Nominee
Anticipated Major: Government (You can honestly probably assume by looking at my application, I believe my interest in government and actual experience within it is my "spike")
I have volunteered extensively with Scouting and other organizations. I would say that all told I probably have over 300 hours of volunteering.
Intern with my State Senator
-I got a rec letter from my DECA Advisor, I had him for a Business class as well. He speaks very highly of me so I think it was an amazing letter.
-My other letter was from an AP Gov teacher from Junior year. He was really great and liked me in class. I think this rec letter was a good letter (not as great as the one above).
-I got a 3rd rec letter from my State Senator that I interned with. He was really great. I worked really hard (I basically became a part-time staff member because I worked so much. Other staffers said that I was basically staff too). I hope this letter goes a long way with Harvard.
-I have a great relationship with my Guidance Counselor and I think she wrote a great recommendation.
I wrote an essay about Boys State and how that experience, before and after, made me a better person. I also discussed how the lessons I learned from Boys State have made me a better person.
I am writing a supplement on how hard I worked as an intern and how my initiative made me successful in that position.
My other supplement will discuss how I play a political game in my free time with people from all around the world. The game requires a lot of strategy and political knowledge to be successful. The game has over 2000 people play it probably, I was the leader of a country within the game that had 500 people in it. This is a quirky experience of mine and probably a little risky but I think it adds to my personality and shows my deep interest in government.
My last supplement will discuss my leadership experience, my leadership style, and what I would plan to do as a leader at Harvard. I really want to stand out with this essay so if anyone has any recommendations I would greatly appreciate it. I need something to stump the admissions board, so if you are willing to give some suggestions on how to do so I am open to anything. I see a lot of people become salty or jealous of kids who "do not deserve to get in", and I might get the same comments but I am almost certain I will be rejected.