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Chance Me for Rice ED 2024

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Sorry for the lengthy read. Rice has been my number one choice since freshman year, so any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Demographics:

Hispanic Male from a border-town in TX

Intended Major: Neuroscience

Background:

First-generation and Low-Income
Relatively small charter school in TX that has started adding AP Classes in my freshman year and has just started getting into UIL Academics/Sports

Stats:

Weighted 100 scale GPA: 102.6
Unweighted GPA: 3.97
Rank: 3/106
ACT: 30
SAT: 1300
AP Classes: Spanish Language (5), World History (4), US History(3), Biology (4), English Language (4)
Current Classes: AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, Dual Enroll. Fed Government
Scheduled to graduate with an Associates Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Honors:

AP Scholar with Distinction
2018/2019 DECA State Finalist
Peer Forward "Peer Leader"

EC:
DECA- VP of Leadership, prepared all DECA members for competition through various workshops throughout the year.
Peer Forward Data Manager, frequently communicated with superintendent and school board over seniors’ college admissions process
RGV Lead Ambassador, helped 8th grade students make the transition from middle school to high school, and promoted college readiness to all of middle and high school (My campus has middle school and high school in the same building but on separate floors)
Spanish Honor Society VP, assisted refugees most of my junior year during border crisis
Varsity Wrestling (2 years) 3rd in District Varsity Tournament
National Honor Society (3 years)
Mariachi Lead Counter and Trumpet, led my team to 1st place in regional competition

Summer Programs:
UT Austin Subiendo Academy: Created a policy in three days, then presented in the Texas Capitol
Peer Forward Summer Leadership Training: Became a “Peer Leader” which then became a chapter in our school.

Essays:
Common App: 8/10 Highlighted personal growth through writing about working in my father’s landscape company
Rice Supplements: 10/10 Gave unique answers to “Why Rice?” which impressed my mentor, a Princeton Graduate, who was also accepted into Rice.
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