Chance me please! I'll chance back!

<p>Ok. Right off the bat I'll admit I normally wouldn't be asking for a chance for a school of UChicago's level. I know my stats atm, just aren't there.</p>

<p>BUT I recently just found out how UChicago puts more way more emphasis on the holistic application and essays than any other University of its calibur, and in that respect, I think I (might) stand a chance.</p>

<p>I can also send you what essays I have gotten done for evaluation (one of which made my AP English Teacher cry) and I'll let you guys decide for yourself.</p>

<p>So bear with me. Here we go...</p>

<p>Ethnicity: Hispanic
School Type: Competitive Public
Personal Adversities: ADD, (earlier in life) low-income family, depression complex</p>

<p>Unweighted Cumulative HS GPA: 3.6
Weighted Cumulative HS GPA: 3.86</p>

<p>SAT Reasoning: 2100 (First try, retaking)
ACT: 31 (Also retaking)
*Taking U.S. History, Math II and Bio subject tests this October.</p>

<p>AP Tests: English Language 5
U.S. History: 5</p>

<p>AP's taken by graduation: 6</p>

<p>Senior Schedule:
AP Lit
AP MacroEconomics
AP Environmental Science
AP Statistics
Honors Government
Spanish 7-8

<p>Community Service hours logged: 500+ (more coming in)</p>

<p>Work Experience:
-Companion/Respite at Maxim Health Care
-Staff Writer at
-Independent freelance graphic designer
-Own my own business running a program that involves taking special needs children on outings throughout the area teaching them about new things and new ways to interact with their world</p>

-Wrestling (Varsity)
-Cross Country (Varsity)
-Track (Varsity)
-Page editor and columnist of school newspaper
-Football team Statistician
-President/Founder of "Make a Difference" club
-Secretary of Hip-Hop Club
-Vice President of Leland Naach
-Organizer of annual cultural fairs at local elementary schools in East San Jose where kids can not always afford more elaborate cultural gatherings
-Student Director of "Angels on Stage" a theatre troupe for special ed children to foster their growth and development
-Head coach of Special Olympics for similar reasons
-Speech and Debate
-Independent pianist, guitarist, bassist and harmonica player
-Leader of independent youth group band
-Founder of "The San Jose Reporter" a student-run newspaper created for elementary school kids that runs through the YMCA and currently operates at 6 different local elementary schools to give children of low-income families a chance to have fun and improve their reading/writing abilities. We have had children who once could barely write a sentence now writing entire articles on global issues.
-Lead project coordinator for National Honors Society
-Lifetime member of National Society of High School Scholars
-Peer Tutor</p>

-Wrestling Varsity letters
-Our school newspaper is recognized by Colombia University's "approval" rating
-Won a scholarship to attend the National Congressional Youth Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.
-Leland High School Community Service Award for 300+ hours of community service
-Junior Peer tutor award for 30+ hours of peer tutoring</p>

<p>Possible Majors: Counseling Psychology, Public Works and Administration.</p>

<p>I like helping people :)</p>

<p>*Numerous college classes taken elsewhere at other universities all throughout high school</p>

<p>So what do you guys think? There may actually be more stuff but that's just what I can think of off the top of my head. I'll post more if need be and I can chance other people if you want and I can send you my essays for evaluation</p>

<p>Thanks a bunch! :)</p>