I couldn’t resist.
I’ll be 15 when I send in my application
About to start 9th grade, applying for 10th
Upstate New York, decent public high school
Asian male (ORM)
Require quite a bit of financial aid
4.0 UW, no weighted at my middle school, took every honors class possible
Haven’t taken the SSAT yet but a practice test (from Barron’s Prep Book) put me squarely in the 99th percentile (I believe I got a scaled score of 2373), I’ll be taking the test in a month or so
ECs (uh oh):
- Math: Placed first in my county for a math competition (8th grade), got highest scoring male student this year in my (admittedly uncompetitive) Mathcounts chapter and won a $1000 scholarship (8th grade), placed first in my school at both chapter and state competitions for Mathcounts (8th grade), placed second in my school on the AMC 8 (8th grade)
-Piano: I’ve been playing for 12 years now, I play for my school district’s choral concerts and my school’s special ensembles, as well as occasionally for orchestra/band, my local youth symphony and a big band. I’ve won first place in local competitions and won a competition to play at Carnegie Hall this summer but coronavirus got it canceled.
-Debate: I’ve debated for only a few months, but I co-founded our high school’s debate team (at 15 or so members right now but it will hopefully grow when the school year starts) and I won first individual place (undefeated) at a local tournament, first team place (undefeated) at another local tournament, and won first individual place in an online international tournament (9-1 win-loss).
-Writing: Scholastic Gold Key for Northeast Region-At-Large (…that’s pretty much it, but I’m working on it, and I’m planning to write some op-eds for local newspapers and enter some speech/writing competitions)
-History: Won first place local competition both individual and team last year, cancelled this year due to covid
-Volunteering: I’m phonebanking for Joe Biden and my local congressional race, I also played piano at nursing homes as part of a volunteer group