Hey yall! I am a female 8th grader applying to boarding school for the upcoming admissions cycle. I would appreciate yalls feedback / if you could chance me! :))
My school does not post grades of A+, so our grading scale is based on multiples of 5. (90-94.99 is an A-, 95-100 is an A). I have all A’s and A-'s from 6th-8th grade.
Competitive Dance - 2 years, on three teams. (One of the teams is known to perform for events, and might open for an incredibly famous dance company this year! Will definitely perform at halftime shows)
ESL Mentoring - I teach English to refugees on the weekends, as well as help them with homework, projects, and studying for tests.
Competitive Chess - Played competitively for 8 years, mentored elementary school girls by
teaching them tactics, openings, ect.
Peer Mentoring - Worked with younger students in my school on projects and homework.
Financial Literacy - Managed a large financial portfolio (highly selective application)
Speech and Debate - 4 years, School is one of the top schools in state.
Community Service - Worked with 4 different organizations over the course of 5 years.
Essays - Recs - Interviews
I am not extremely worried about my interviews because I have been preparing for then for a while. For my recs, I have a very strong relationship with my teachers, so I am not nervous. Same with essays - I am not worried :))
I haven’t taken the test yet, but my practice tests are predicting 90th percentiles. I have two months left to study, so once again, not worried as I plan on working very hard.
My school does not offer ANY academic achievements! So no honor roll, top ___ awards, or anything under that general umbrella :))
The schools I am applying to (in alphabetical order) are Andover, Exeter, Choate, and Lawrenceville. Thank you so much!