Chance a Junior newbie! Thanks!

Well, thank you very much for taking an interest in this thread and helping a fellow student out! :D</p>

<p>I am very new to the college hunt, but have realized the importance of identifying my weakness in terms of college apps, and its great that cc has given me an opportunity to do so.</p>

<p>First of all, a little bio about myself. I am an Asian, female, and international student. Three things that certainly will not make this process any easier. My family moved to the US 5 years ago in a rushed manner. Due to political pressures, we were somewhat forced to leave my home country. I do speak Chinese, English, and Spanish(fluency).</p>

<p>I am an in-coming junior and have been looking at a few colleges. However, I still do not have a very good idea of which colleges will consider me as a candidate.<br>
A primary list (Reaches? Any other suggestions?)
U Chicago
Wash U st. Louis
U illnois
Indiana U (safety)</p>

4.0w 4.57uw
2/400 will shoot for Val</p>

<p>SAT: (VERY old, will shoot for 2200-2300)

Spanish 750
Will take US history and Bio</p>

<p>AP (these are all the AP's that my school offers)
This year: Eng11, Calc AB, Bio, Spanish, Apush
Next year: Physics, Chem, Eng12, Calc BC</p>

Science Oly
State- Team #2, Individual #1 and a few other medals
Nationals- Team #15-20 and individual #7
Event leader and Captain this year and the next.</p>

<p>Paid Internship
Have been interning here for a year and will continue. This is a company that produces educational video games and I have been working as a Content Research Intern with a focus on bio-related topics.</p>

<p>Independent Research
Just began working with a grad bio lab at IU and will continue for the next two years. Hopefully the work will be published in a couple of years.</p>

500+ hours at a science museum and have received presidential award for it. Made project manager and have been working extensively with the administration.</p>

<p>Other stuff:
Business prof of America- State medals and VP
Spanish club- founder and President
Toastmaster- founder and president

<p>I understand that I am extremely weak in the EC’s. It is indeed very difficult to find many opportunities where I live (a small college town in southern Indiana, not the most interesting place in the world..). But I will definitely attempt to find more as the year goes on. Any suggestion with the EC’s?</p>

<p>Thank you so very much for your time and any comments will be greatly appreciated!</p>