Demographics: Transgender male, White, Medium public school, First-gen student
Geographics: small town in Washington (In-State)
Financial: $90,000 a year income
Major: Political science
SAT/ACT: Not submitting, didn’t get the chance to take it before COVID
GPA and rank: 3.94 UW and top 8% of class
My school doesn’t do weighted GPAs, however, when self calculated it’s uncertain as I have taken lots of Dual Enrollment classes which every state/school weights differently. So, depending on weighting it could be anywhere from 4.4 - 4.7 W
1 AP, 10 Honors, 18 Dual Enrollment college courses
My Dual Enrollment means I will be graduating from High school with an AA
Was in the highest musical groups of Jazz and Orchestra in my school all 4 years.
Created my own successful online business in my Junior year making $50,000+ a year. Managed PR, ran marketing campaigns, did my own accounting
Local Philharmonics Principal Bassist. was #1 Bassist in my counties musical philharmonic 10th-12th grade
Nearby cities Youth Jazz Ensemble. Played bass from 7th-9th grade, till offered a better position by the philharmonic above.
Invited as a Pacific Lutheran University Jazz and Orchestra Honors musician 9th-11th grade. Met twice a year for a large concert.
Worked as a Barista 10th-12th grade at Barnes and Noble.
Started volunteering as a bassist for my local church during COVID to play in the band on online broadcasts when people couldn’t attend service in person. Raised money for local nonprofits.
Volunteered as a “Stream Steward” in 12th grade by restoring local parks and nature reserves. Also focused on climate change and creating more sustainable parks.
Gay Straight alliance member 9th-10th grade
CWU John Moawad Musicianship Award: I was chosen after my jazz band I played in performed and was judged by a panel. Judges then would take note of select players that stood out due to their solos and overall outstanding ability. Out of a few 1000, about 20 were chosen. Won for my own written solo piece/overall playing
Olympic College Presidential Scholar: This award was given by my local community college to students who maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking a certain number of higher-level courses that the college offered.
Common App: Wrote about the intersection of my transgender identity and my journey as a musician. didn’t spend a super long time on it, but I still thought it was pretty good and a unique topic.