Another EA "Chances" post

<p>Might as well.</p>

<p>GPA - 98.8605 unweighted (my school refuses to convert to a 4-point scale)
Rank - 1/288</p>

<p>SAT: 2350 - 800 CR, 750 M, 800 W
SATII: Chemistry-790, MathIIc-730
AP: AP US History - 5
This year - AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition (these are the only ones my school offered last year when I was signing up; they added an AP Comp Sci AB this year, but the teacher doesn't know what he's doing, so i'm taking a double-long Comp Sci course at another local high school with a teacher who has a phd from Brown and has worked with Sun Microsystems and Adobe - I'll explain this in the relevant section on the app)</p>

<p>I'm also taking/have taken "advanced" Chemistry, Physics, and Biology courses that my school currently offers in lieu of a real AP. Not nearly enough to prepare one for an AP test, but still extra instruction and more lab work.</p>

Karate for 10+ years, black belt
Mock Trial Team - 4 years in HS, plus being a mock trial TA at a summer program
School Newspaper - Currently Editorial Editor
Technology Advisory Committee Member/Volunteer PowerSchool Training Assistant
National Honors Society - scholarship fundraising and tutoring
Also student government, but the previous five are going on the app.
I volunteer to manage the school website as well, which I'm considering talking about in the "something extra" category.</p>

<p>Summer Activities:
WPI Frontiers Program
TA at Festival for Creative Youth in Mock Trial and Comp. Sci.</p>

Rensselaer Math and Science Medal
National Merit Semifinalist
Academic Letter all four years</p>

<p>My essay is on my karate experiences. I have letters of recommendation coming from my chemistry teacher, who i had throughout my junior year for honors and then advanced chem, and my english teacher of last year, (for example) for whose final i wrote a 2300 word paper in 2.5 hours. I also have an additional letter from my karate instructor, who is one of my personal mentors.</p>

<p>Intended major: physics, with a minor/double major in comp. sci.</p>


<p>looks really good - at this point the essays are really important as you know
I'm writing my essay about sports too(gymnastics)</p>

<p>have you done any research? in physics/comp. sci?</p>

<p>Unfortunately no; I live in Portland, Maine, where absolutely no physics research happens as far as I've been able to determine. The only scientific internships i could find near here were medical-based, and i'm not interested in medicine at all, so it would have been just for the sake of getting into college and not really worth anything to me.</p>

<p>I went to WPI Frontiers for physics, so i did some work in a college lab setting there, but that's about all the experience i have.</p>