Hi, right now I’m an eighth-grader applying to Andover, Choate, Exeter, NMH, Millbrook, Hotchkiss, and Vermont Academy. My stats are below and yeah haha.
My Grades for 7th:
Social Studies: 96
My grades were basically the same this year.
I received 3 Math Scholar Awards, 2 Science Awards, and one reading and English award; I also got a top cat award which is basically a top student recognition award.
As far as extracurriculars go I did a lot; I founded a climate change non-profit over the summer, drafted climate legislation, and went to multiple protests/strikes. I’m also a member of our Honor Society, Peer Education, I had a lead in our school musical where I played Lumiere, and I’ve done jazz band/concert band for seven years.
For athletics all three years of high school I played Cross Country and Track; where I’m on varsity and a team captain.
Some extra stuff I submitted with my application is during the pandemic I took college-level classes on EdX about social justice, or government, and economics.
I feel all of my recommendations were really good but I am only just speculating. This is because I’m super close with my teachers and coaches, and they told me how glowing their recommendations were.
My essays were really good, I wrote a lot about being an LGBT student and discrimination I’ve faced and how that changed me for the better, about a painting that helped me reconnect with my Filipino culture, and my passion for radical change.
The interviews I did were kinda all over the place, if I were to rate them Andover was a 10/10, Hotchkiss was like a 9.5/10, Choate a 7 just because it wasn’t really special, Exeter a 6.5 but it was kinda hard to tell, NMH a 4 because I was not prepared and I messed up the time I had it, Millbrook was an 8.5 and I really connected with my interviewer, and VA was a 6 just because it was my first and I was kinda inexperienced.
I think the downsides of my application are I didn’t submit an SSAT score and I’m on Financial Aid.
Any feedback is appreciated!