Hi friends, first time on here so please move this if I put it in the wrong section!
First off, I’m Canadian
Rigor of secondary school record: I took Full IB but dropped Social IB for my final year. I would probably be ranked at 2nd most rigorous load by my counsellor.
Academic GPA: 3.80 (unweighted), all my courses are IB except Social.
Class rank: My counsellor wrote top 5% in Alberta. I go to the top public high school in Alberta, which was ranked in the most recent issue of Maclean’s covering high schools as the top public high school for academics in Canada.
Recommendations: Laundry-list like. Not especially strong.
Standardized test scores: SAT I 2320 (single sitting). Math II 790, Lit 760 (single sitting).
Awards (context given as I’m Canadian):
-National Book Award, University of Toronto: Awarded for superior academic performance, original & creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. 1 student/high school.
-Featured soloist in Concert, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra/Edmonton Youth Orchestra/Edmonton Philharmonic:
Collaborated as the youngest paid soloist for educational, headliner, nonprofit, and year-end concerts
-Top 6 Finalist, New York United Nations Speech Competition: Advanced to finals out of 300 contestants in preliminaries 2015
-Margaret T. Stevenson Talented Young Writer Award, Edmonton Public School Board
-3rd place Overall at Sanofi BioGENEius Alberta
-3rd place at Leder School of Business
Essays: Strong, I showed them to 4 of my teachers and I got comments ranging from “beautiful”, “works of art”, “moving”, and “intellectually stimulating”.
Interview: I WAS NOT CONTACTED FOR ONE
-Speech and Debate Executive Union, Governor: taught 40+ students in Old Scona school course Speech and Debate! I was in charge of curriculum creation as well.
-Junior Team Canada, International Ambassador: Very selective nation-wide program (25 selected from age 16-25).
Acted as a paid liason and representative between corporations and Chinese gov’t/corporations on a trade mission to China.
Raised $6000+ in corporate sponsorships, networking to support Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan
-City of Edmonton Youth Council, Councillor and Vice Chair of Social Equity
-Graduation Council, President
-Young Blood for Life (Canadian Blood Services), Youth Development Champion: super generic, I know, but this is something I really care about LOL (recruiting high school blood donors)
-University lab, Intern Researcher: created a project proposal to treat stress, placed 3rd at prestigious Alberta science competition
- variety of clubs that I did not list on my Common App bc meh. World Issues Club, GSA, etc.
Talent / ability:
3rd nationally at piano (Canadian Music Competition)
2nd provincially at Alberta Music Festival
1st (with my trio) at Alberta Music Festival
ARCT and LRCM for piano (undergrad-level certificates)
3x medallist for Speech Arts (Royal Conservatory of Music) for highest marks in Alberta
Youngest ever Student of the Year at my speech school.
1st place at Churchill Speech and Debate Tournament (tabbed)
I’ve won loads of scholarships/accolades for both.
Character / personal qualities: Uh, I’m a happy person? I’m pretty vibrant
Alumni/ae relation: NOpe LMAO
Geographical residence: Canada…
Minority status: I’m Asian, so rip.
Canadian Blood Services (pretty generic)
Featured soloist with a local orchestra for nonprofit concerts.
I’ve taught piano since Grade 8, both at a music school and at home.
I’m the youngest ever teacher at my speech studio.
First generation college student: Nope
Level of Applicant’s Interest: ?!?!?
Financial Aid: Yes
Field of Interest: I applied indicating an interest in Social Sciences (oops)
I applied to Harvard SCEA, and am looking at for RD: