Chance me for UChicago and Princeton!

<p>I've been lurking the forums for a while now, and have always been aching to type one of these up. I see a chance thread as a pseudo-collection of what defines someone to an absolute stranger. Please be kind! I'm coming from a semi-competitive (in the upper ranks at least) public school. Thanks for your time!</p>

<p>Currently a junior: </p>

<p>SAT- 700 CR 750 M 670 W (11 essay) > 2120 (next test should be 2250+)
I took this SAT on 24 hours of no sleep. Practice tests I usually perform a lot better in reading and writing (750+) and the essay is no problem
Math II- 760 (Going to retake in spring)
Biology M- 790
US History 800
Lit- 740</p>

<p>Grades: (Rank 2/331) GPA: 4.30 weighted (3.98 unweighted) </p>

<p>Freshman year:</p>

<p>Honors Biology: A
Honors Geometry: A+
Honors Chinese: A+
Honors World History: A+
Honors English: A+
Physical Education: A+
Freshman Health (a subsidiary of Phys-Ed): A+
Concert Choir: A
Concert Band: A+</p>

<p>Sophomore year:</p>

<p>Honors Algebra 2: A+
Honors English 2: A+
Honors Chinese 2: A+
Physical Education: A+
(Drivers Ed subsidiary of Phys-Ed: A+)
Honors Chemistry: A+
AP US History: A
Honors Pre-Calculus: A
Concert Choir: A+</p>

<p>Junior Year:</p>

<p>AB Calculus: A
AP Statistics: A+
AP Biology (Counts as two classes): A
AP US History 2: A
Physical Education: A+
Concert Choir: A+
English 3 Honors: A+</p>

<p>Planning on self studying AP Music Theory and AP Human Geography </p>

<p>Senior Year Courseload:</p>

<p>BC Calculus
European History AP
College Prep Accounting (College Course)
AP Computer Science
AP Lang
AP Macroeconomics
Concert Choir
Physical Education</p>

<p>In School Clubs/Extra Curriculars:</p>

<p>Concert Choir- 9,10,11, (12) President next year. Accompanist years 10-12
Show Choir- 10,11, (12)
Pit Band- Pianist (Highly rigorous, play's professorial level material for school production) 9,10,11, (12)
Jazz Band- Principle Tenor Sax player. 9,10,11,12</p>

<p>(Region and all-state choir 11,12)
Piano- 11 years
Saxophone- 8 years </p>

<p>Academic Team- 10,11,12 Co-Captain next year
Math Team- 10,11,12 Co-Captain this year and next year (11+12)
Science Research- 9 (Won Freshmen award and Meteorologist award at NJRSF- not very prestigious)</p>

<p>Boys Indoor Track- 9,10,11,12 Varsity
Boys Outdoor Track- 9,10,11,12 Varsity
Boys Cross Country- 10,11,12 Varsity </p>

<p>In townships Youth Leadership Counsel (participates in blood drives, fundraising, environmental awareness, cleanups, volunteering, etc) 9,10,11,12
Current President (11) (prospective president next year as well) about 500 hours of volunteering. In the process of fundraising thousands of dollars towards 3rd world countries</p>

<p>Mayor's Certification for Academic Excellence + Recommendation letter
Township junior diplomat (participated at a local college for the township)</p>

<p>Summer stuff: </p>

<p>Attended a college level chinese course at Hunter College in NY at earned 6 credits. (A in course) during freshmen year</p>

<p>Enrolled in Biochemistry at Rutgers over the summer of sophomore year (B+ in the course) (3 credits) </p>

<p>Building a school in Belize with a school group over the summer followed by teaching orphans across asia how to read/write english. </p>

Rec from my guidance counselor should be fantastic
Also rec from a history teacher and my AP Stats teacher. AP stats teacher is also my track coach so thats a plus (knows how hard I work). </p>

<p>Colleges I'm looking at:</p>

<p>Going to EA UChicago next year and ED Princeton </p>

<p>High Reach:</p>

<p>Harvard, Columbia, Princeton (mom taught here for 7 years), Stanford </p>

<p>Reach: </p>

<p>Cornell, John's Hopkins, UChicago, Brown </p>


<p>Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Boston College, UC Berkeley </p>


<p>Rutgers New Brunswick, </p>

<p>Notes: </p>

<p>Ethnicity: Asian Male</p>

<p>Legacy: Mom went to Columbia's teachers college, Taught classes at Princeton University as an associate professor for seven years, Got her PHD from NYU.</p>