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chances...sorry...I'm getting paranoid

IhatemylifeIhatemylife Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
edited February 2008 in Kenyon College
I promised myself I would never do this....but...here goes


760 CR
790 WR
680 M

GPA: 3.72 unweighted
most rigorous offered curiculum in all classes

AP Enslihg literature 5
AP US History 4
AP Spanish 5

I go to a very prestigious and challenging single-sex high school. I've gone to the same school since kindergarden.

On to my "hooks",

I am a writer. I've been keeping a journal since I was five, and actively pursue creative writing in and outside of the classroom.

Awards/ honors in this genre

Scholastic Arts and Writing gold key award for the region at large for memior- 2005

Scholastic Arts and Writing gold key award for the region at large for memior-2006

Scholastic Arts and Wrtiing Award for the region at large short story- 2006

Chosen as the one student from my grade to attend the Montana Festival for the Arts-2007 for the genre of creative writing

Governer School creative writing alternate (out of 500 applicants 10 were accepted and 10 were alternates)

I have a recomendation from the English teacher I've had for the past four years. She has informed me that in her rec she listed me as the best in her career (this is weird for me to talk about).

I write a monthly creative writing column for my highschool newspaper ( a continual story)

I am co=head of my spanish upperschool magazine ( was in the club throughout all of highchool)
I am co-head of my highschool debate team ( have been a member since freshman year)


I have been a lead in every musical since 9th grade, and am active in theater both within and outside of the school

I am currently directing a play as an independent study

Last year I wrote a 56 page play whihc placed second in a national play writing competiition

Moving on to musical pursuits,

4 year member of my high school a cappella group
4 year member of my high school chorus

I play guitar
I write my own music and have recorded seven original songs with lyrics voice and guitar parts

I host open mic nights at a local cafe every two months which allow students from the area to get up and preform their work in front of an audience

so, I honeslty amwondering about my chances fro kenyon, because ed I was deferred from middlebury, and so my optimism is wavering
any suggestions/ opinions would be appreciated
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Replies to: chances...sorry...I'm getting paranoid

  • IhatemylifeIhatemylife Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    SAT 2S

    780 lit
    750 math 1
    710 span
  • andjoe8andjoe8 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    You're a writer, expect paranoia, despair, excessive self-scrutiny. Also various neuroses, including OCD and personality disorders. But I bet you're a very good and promising writer, so take heart. You sound like the ideal Kenyon student to me.
    I'm a mother (who years ago won 2 firsts in the Scholastic) and my son is applying to Kenyon. He writes, as well--like you, on his own, not just "school mandated." But your stats look better than his! I'm rooting for you both.
  • HSNHSN Registered User Posts: 400 Member
    I'm surprised you were deferred by Middlebury. I would think your chances at Kenyon would be very strong. But I have one piece of advice---really check out the writing dept. My daughter attends and she realized after she got there that: you can't take creative writing of any sort as a freshman. Second, you need to apply to take a creative writing course as a sophmore, and there are only a few classes-- each class has about a 5 - 15% acceptance rate. Now, this is what my D's advisor told my D who told me, so there might have been something lost in the translation. But do yourself a favor and ask probing questions. This obviously goes for Kenyon but other schools too in which you're interested in pursuing writing. Good luck!
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