<p>Hey guys! I apologize in advance that this is a novel-length post... I'm a wordy person.</p>
<p>Caucasian male, prestigious private school in Connecticut.
No financial aid necessary. </p>
<p>GPA: Large upward trend. My school does not rank, but if they did, I would be in the Top 8/85 (Top 10%).</p>
Algebra 2H: B
Spanish 2H: B+
Wind Ensemble: A-</p>
Spanish 3H: A-
Concert Choir: A-</p>
<p>Junior Year (as rigorous as it gets, except for Pre Calc):
Spanish 4H: A
English 11H: A-
AP US History: A
AP Environmental Science: A
Pre Calculus: A+
Chamber Choir: A</p>
(Free block-- either an AP or a differentiating seminar)</p>
<p>High Honors Society first semester Junior Year, both semesters Sophomore Year, second semester of Freshman Year.</p>
<p>Headmasters List (contributes most to overall classroom learning environment) both semesters Sophomore Year.</p>
<p>Inducted into foreign language honors society at the end of Sophomore Year.</p>
<p>SAT (rough but very realistic assumptions):
720 Critical Reading
<p>Intended Major: Business/Economics and English (Creative Writing).</p>
<p>1) I founded a literary magazine at beginning of sophomore year that donates proceeds to an organization that works to alleviate child labor in third world countries. I remain the editor-in-chief, and Ive expanded the project to include almost 40 associate staff editorsthe journal has attracted the writing of many impressive writers (see Connections section below).</p>
<p>1b) Put together a special feature about the Cuban dissident experience for my journal-- bilingual feature, featuring translating work as well as a call for action. The issue reflects nine months of research and a series of award-winning poems (see #3).</p>
<p>2) I am the runner-up for 2011 Elizabeth Bishop Prize in Verse sponsored by The Blue Pencil Online. I attended their inaugural ceremony to read my poem, which they published.</p>
<p>3) I received the 2011 Renee Duke Youth Award from Poets for Human Rights for a series of five poems about the Cuban dissident experience.</p>
<p>4) I received a gold key for five poems in the 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.</p>
<p>5) I am the Junior Editor of high school literary magazine, and will be Senior Editor next year. I was also a staff member Sophomore Year.</p>
<p>6) My writing has been featured in over 130 independently-owned publications (some are extremely selective); I have been featured on my school's website for my work with my literary magazine and publication pursuits, and I am being featured in school's annual report magazine this year.</p>
<p>7) I will graduate high school with a Concentration in Global Studies (will take a global service trip to China this summer, will be taking AP Spanish, will write a 20-page thesis analyzing a global issue).</p>
<p>8) Bass/Baritone in my all-male a cappella group at high school starting Sophomore Year; won 3rd place in all-state a cappella championship Sophomore Year. I am Vice President and Arranger of the group, as of my Junior Year.</p>
<p>9) I played piano in the Young Musician's Festival (competitive musician program in March every year) in Freshman Year--Intermediate Level, 10/10 stars.</p>
<p>10) I am a member of my schools Model UN Club. I traveled to Georgetown's NAIMUN conference Sophomore Year.</p>
<p>11) I attended Middlebury's New England Young Writers Conference last may (Sophomore Year).</p>
<p>12) I attended Stanford Universitys EPGY between Sophomore and Junior Years, studying Creative Writing intensively for three weeks.</p>
<p>13) Two plays of mine were recently featured in my high school's Winter Showcase, and one play has been recruited for an outside-of-school gig.</p>
<p>13) Between Freshman and Sophomore Year, I volunteered as a camp counselor, and took care of an autistic child for six weeks.</p>
<p>14) I am a leading member of my school's GSA.</p>
<p>15) I am a member of Columbia University's Student Film Actors Pool (i.e. I act in student films there).</p>
<p>16) I am in two improv groups (will lead one in Senior Year).</p>
<p>17) I perform songs often at coffeehouses and school venues.</p>
<p>My essays, teacher recommendations, and interviews will all be great.</p>
- Someone on board of Northwestern willing to write a rec (only if I go there ED).
- Someone very involved with Brown willing to write a rec and introduce me to reader for my county, as well as a collection of board members.
- Creative Writing professor wants me at Tufts (willing to advocate for me), featured another Creative Writing professor in my journal, Tufts student on my journal staff.
- Legacy @ Georgetown.
- Offer from Visiting Lecturer at Georgetowns Business School to write a rec.
- Georgetown Law Grad willing to write a rec.
- Amherst alumni willing to write a rec.
- Relationship with jubilat, the literary magazine at Amherst.
- Poet-in-residence at Stanford University willing to write a rec.
- Alumni (Camp counselor from last summer) from Stanford willing to write a rec.
- Maintaining contact with Vanderbilt LGBT Office.</p>
<p>The List (excluding safeties): It would be great to be chanced in terms of RD and ED for those that have (ED?) next to thembut of course, I recognize that you might not actually be able to give me a good chance for this so if you cant, dont. sorry :)</p>
Washington University in St. Louis</p>
<p>And (of course but these schools do not count freshman year, and since my school doesnt rank I dont think it should pull me down as much at these schools as at other schools)</p>