Applying to Medill ED for Broadcast Journalism
Posted before with projected SATs, now everything is official
GPA: Above 4.0 UW, 4.5 Weighted. No B's in high school
700 Reading (ugh)
Math 2: 770
US History: 770
Classes: 2 honors- Freshman (no APs available), probably should have taken the other 2 honors offered… But, it's Freshman year and everyone is still finding themselves
3 honors and AP US1 - Sophomore (1 AP available),
AP Lit, AP US2, AP Environmental Science, AP Micro, AP Psych, Honors Latin (and Academic Calc, but not interested in math and already a year ahead of most kids) -Junior
AP Lit, AP Physics , AP Micro, AP Prob/stat , AP Gov/Pol, AP Computer Science, Honors Latin - Senior
Took 3 classes over the summer over my high school years.
ECs- Habitat for Humanity 4 years, Television station 4 year (Freshman year-technical director and control room worker for 3 shows a week in our high school, Soph/Junior/Senior sports anchor), Newspaper (Contributer 4 years, sports editor Sophomore, Editor in Chief Junior and Senior), Junior State of America 2 years, VP senior year, National Honors Society, Latin Honors Society, History Honors society, (leadership position all 3), started a tutoring program to help kids in elementary schools with their work (founder/president) Visited the school every week to help out. Technical director and editor of all school plays/musicals.
Independent coverage for SB Nation, major sports journalism website, and covered college and high school basketball in NY area… Press passes to major events and interviews with notable figures
Attended advanced sports broadcasting camp for 5 years and at the camp hosted own 10-minute sports show. Ran by two leading figures in broadcasting industry
Interest in school: Summer program and Medill, tour at the campus, great interview
Recommendations: From 1 outside of school- big figure in the broadcasting industry- 11/10, Lit/Newspaper- 11/10, TV station media teacher- 9/10
Volunteered in the Dominican Republic the summer before junior year to help the locals rebuild home, create better living arrangements, and integrate the English language and American culture to the underprivileged locals. Took suitcases worth of baseball equipment and school supplies I collected down to them.
Two-Week Summer Video Journalism Class at Harvard, limited to 15 kids from across the world, recommendation from the professor who won a Pulitzer for work in South Africa covering Apartheid (He was shot 4 times!!)
Intern at National Swim meet freshman year, published on the biggest swimming website in the world.
Contacted by Cartoon Network for some of my broadcasting work
Awards- National Latin Exam highest possible award all four years. Best Original Screenplay at NJ State High School Film Contest Challenge.
White, from Public school in NJ. No financial aid requested.
Worries: CR SAT score, the fact that math is 100 points HIGHER than CR and I'm going to Medill, no AP Calculus, could have taken two more honors freshman and one more as a sophomore than I did
Will chance back!!!