State/Location of residency: North Carolina
Type of high school : public high school
Gender/Race/Ethnicity : White
Intended Major(s): Environmental Science/Studies, Economics?
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
Unweighted HS GPA: 3.96
Weighted HS GPA : 4.5412
ACT/SAT Scores: 1440 SAT 740/700 32 ACT 35/31/31/31
I have completed a number of honors classes as well as AP Environmental Science (4), AP Psychology (5), and 8 dual enrolment classes. I am currently taking AP Physics, Calculus, and AP Lit. This spring I have BC calc and AP Euro.
Junior Marshall (Top 10% of Class) - School
Athlete of the Week - School
State Runner Up 3200m (Track)
- Track (3 years) - I am the fastest member of the team, and have placed second in the 3200m at state (all-state), and won the regional 1600 meter (all regional). I’ve made drastic progress since joining sophomore year, and our entire team has a fairly good shot at State.
- Boy Scouts (4 years) - 150+ hours community service, Eagle Scout: built walkway to increase accessibility
- Interact Club (2 years) - Just a member. I participate in service and attend the meetings
- Youth group (6 years) - I attend a morning seminary class and weekly youth activities. I’ve held several leadership positions relating to the planning of these activities.
Essays/LORs/Other: I’ve started to write my personal essay, and feel that it has strong potential. I have a number of teachers who could write me strong recommendations, and even know a current professor very well if that’s a good option for the non-teacher recommendation.
Additional Info: My dad is an assistant professor at Duke. Also, I’m just fast enough to walk onto the track team, but not good enough to get help in admissions. Not sure if I can work any of these factors to my advantage.
I’d love any input you have on improving my application, as well as my general chance of acceptance. Thanks!