Chance me for my dream school (Skidmore College)

<p>White, Female, NY, 2008
Private Catholic School (350 students)
Income: $120,000-$125,000 - single mom, my dad will probably not contribute anything.
Test Scores:
PSAT - 186
SAT - 1710 (630CR, 500 M, 580W, 9 on the essay)
SAT II - U.S. - 680 World - 660
Aps - AP U.S. - 5 — My school only allows Juniors and Seniors to take AP </p>

<p>Freshman Year
1. Environmental Science - A-
2. English I - A
3. Math A - C
4. French II - B
5. Computer - B +
6. Art - C-
7. Music - C+
8. World History - B-
9. Religion - A
10. Gym - A+
* All the grades are UW
Sophomore Year Schedule
1. Biology - A
2. Math AB - A
3. World History II - A+, I also got the history award for being top in my class in history.
4. French III - A
5. Art - B+
6. Music- B+
7. Religion - A+
8. Gym - A+
9. English II - B
Junior Year Schedule
1. French IV - A+
2. Chemistry - D
3. Math B - B
4. English - C- / I had an English teacher who absolutely hated me.
5. AP U.S. History - A
6. Latin I - B – received magna cum laude on the National Latin Exam.
7. Religion - A+
8. Gym - A+
My cumulative GPA was a 3.0, i'm not sure whether or not it is weighted.
Senior Year Schedule
1) FRENCH V - Post AP French, one on one class (I'm taking both the AP French Lang and French Lit exam)
2) English IV
3) AP European History
4) Mythology
5) Pre-College Math
6) Government/Economics
7) Latin II
* At my school, my course load is considered very demanding. Also, very few students take AP courses due to the requirements such as a 90 average, essay and interview and due to the fact that they are extremely challenging and very few people earn UW A's.
* Also, by the time I graduate high school, I will graduate with 7 years of foreign language which exceeds the 5 year requirement, and is rare in my school, must people do 5.
* Another side note - I was supposed to being an AP English Lit senior year, but there was a scheduling conflict.
Rank: 52/90, low rank due to hard schedule and the fact that I slacked off. </p>

1) French Club - 10th,11th and 12th grade.<br>
2) SEEK Club - 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade.
* SEEK Club is a volunteering club where we volunteer at Methodist Hospital as well as Saint Saviour Elementary School. We also have bake sales and fund-raisers for environmental causes.
3) Gaelic Society - 10th, 11th and12th grade.
* Gaelic Society is a club in which we participate in Irish fairs as well as learn about Irish culture through songs and literature.
4) Yearbook - 10th, 11th and 12th grade.
* As a member of Yearbook, I wrote articles to accompany the activities.
5) Winter formal Committee - 10th grade.
6) Song Contest Lyrics Committee - 10th, 11th and 12th grade. </p>

1) JV Softball - 10th grade - first base, left field, captain.
2) Varsity Softball - 11th and 12th grade - pitcher, lettered, captain (Senior year) - I am currently being recruited by a top division III softball program.
3) Varsity Soccer - 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade - defense, mid-field.
* Made an appearance in every game and started in all but four games.
* Lettered in both soccer and softball as a Junior. </p>

<p>Work Experience:
Camp Counselor at Camp Hazen YMCA, Chester, Connecticut. (June - August 2006, June-August 2007)
* I worked with children from grades 3-10. I worked in Outdoor Pursuits, which consisted of leading classes in fishing, mountain biking, outdoor cooking, rock-climbing and other various outdoor activities. I also worked in Water Sports, where I led classes in kayaking, windsurfing and sailing.
Red Cross Certified Waterfront Lifeguard (June-August 2006, June-August 2007)
*Throughout the Summer of 2006 and 2007, in addition to being a Camp Counselor, I also worked as a waterfront lifeguard at the camp 3-4x a week. </p>

<p>Volunteer Work:
1) Peer Tutor (10th, 11th and 12th)
* I tutored students approximately 2-3x a week in History and French.
2) Assistant coach for a SFX youth girls’ softball team. (April - June 2007)
* The girls I coached were going into 7th and 8th grade. I mainly assisted by coaching the pitchers and the bases during games. I helped run practice 1-2x a week, depending on my high school softball schedule, in addition to two games on the weekend. </p>

World History Award - Sophomore Year (2005)<br>
French IV Award - Junior Year (2006)
Cum Laude - National Latin Exam - Junior Year (2006)
Co-MVP - JV Softball - Sophomore Year (2005)
Co-MVP - Varsity Softball - Junior Year (2006) </p>

<p>Teacher Recommendations
1) AP U.S. History Teacher - Excellent, said that I was one of the best students she has ever encountered, also put in personal ancedotes.
2) French Teacher - had for the past three years, wrote an excellent rec as well, best student encountered as well. Mentioned a few of my papers and how I was one of the most intellectual students she had ever taught. </p>

<p>Guidance Counselor Rec: She wrote me an amazing one as well, that was highly personal. She also said in the rec that Skidmore was the perfect match for me. She also put that she believes that I would thrive in a challenging college environment. </p>

<p>Essays - Fairly decent, not as good as I would have liked but definitely above average. I wrote about Catholic school culture shock, as well as my passion for being a camp counselor. </p>

<p>I would like to double major in international relations (politics) and philosophy with a minor in Art History.</p>

<p>Thank You!!!!!</p>

<p>BUMP!!! Any responses would be greatly appreciated!</p>