<p>First off, I know that it's next to impossible to get in. I just want to know if I'm wasting my time even applying.
I am also applying to Yale (early action) Brown, Princeton, Georgetown, Duke, Amherst and Bowdoin. If you could chance me for those as well that would be great!
Ok, so here's my stats.
4.0 uw GPA. Currently 4.5 weighted. I will have taken 9 AP's by the time I graduate.
Highest GPA in my school's record.
Number 1 in my class of about 250
(Here's the weak part)
SAT I's=770 writing 720 cr 680 math
I am going to retake them and hopefully bring up the math score. I am also taking the ACT. I have not taken the SAT II's yet.
I'm extremely talkative in class, I'm a junior and teachers have already volunteered to write my recommendations, so I think those will be pretty strong.
I've also already drafted some essays -- my academic strength is writing, so I'm not too worried about those (although I do plan to edit a lot!)</p>
Member of 2 of my school's clubs for 4 years, next year I will be the publicist and correspondent with other schools for one of them.
California Arts Scholar (highest honor for the arts in California)
I've won statewide writing competitions
Varsity softball for 4 years, captain next year
I work part time at a hardware store (began as cashier, worked my way up to assistant manager)
I also have my own tutoring business, and I donate half the proceeds to charity (I employ some of my classmates, and this is a rule we all follow)
I work as a personal trainer and a spin teacher, having obtained my certification
I'm taking college courses over the summer
I'm interning in a vet's office over the summer
President of another club at my school
Started a foundation at my school to help kids prepare for college
Volunteered at 2 different animal shelters for over 6 years each
Write for the community newspaper and my school newspaper
Highest grade in the school in 3 of my classes
Student of the month twice so far
I tutor my peers for free
I'm Buddhist, and I am active in my temple.
Semifinals in a drama competition
I am a national merit scholar
I volunteered at the breast cancer walk
I've volunteered at two festival in my town for 4 years
II tutor kids at the local junior high after school for free
I started a book club and an ethnic foods club outside of school
I took a guitar class and taught myself how to read music
I reformed our cardio workouts for softball (I now lead spin classes)</p>
<p>Whew! If you actually read all of that, thank you! Please chance me for these schools:
Yale (EA) Harvard Brown Princeton Georgetown Duke Bowdoin Amherst</p>