<p>I'm a junior, and I visited Kenyon today... LOVED it. However, after reading some of these threads, I'm worried about my chances...</p>
<p>Here's a profile of me! I know it's long, but I wanted to be thorough :)</p>
From central Ohio, a suburb of Columbus
Intended major: Drama with a music minor or double-major in drama and music
I'm going to apply early decision.</p>
<p>Top 10% (Large, competitive 2,000+ student high school in suburbia, but diverse)
PSAT: 96... I don't know about National Merit yet.
SAT: 2060 (730 reading and writing, 600 math. Should I retake?)
I will probably take the Literature and French SAT subject tests next year.
ACT: Haven't taken yet. Shooting for 28-31.
GPA: 4.1 weighted, 3.9 unweighted.</p>
<p>Academic courses taken:
Honors Science 9, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry
Honors English 9 and 10, American Literature, Research and Exposition
Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry
3 years of highest level choir, Music Theory 1
AP American History, AP European History
4 years of French, 1 year of German</p>
<p>Academic courses I will take next year:
Probability and Statistics
Music Theory 2 (I will take the AP test) and another year of highest level choir
AP French 5 (I am taking this through Kenyon, actually!)
AP Liberal Democracy in America (Taking this through Kenyon, too.)
AP English Language and Composition</p>
<p>I have been doing theatre since I was 5 years old. I've done many MANY community productions, regional and professional productions, school productions and even professional and college operas. I have had many leading roles including Alice in Wonderland (twice!) and will definitely attach my (long) resume to my application. I have also taken voice and piano lessons since I was about 7.</p>
<p>I am very involved in my church, specifically in the drama department. I do a monthly drama, dance and song program for Sunday schoolers, lead worship and learning at our summer program, and have volunteered for the children's choir for two years. I played a main part in an evangelistic musical that we toured around Ohio and the Carolinas, and will probably do so again next year. This summer I am helping to develop a daily worship and praise service for families and children at our church's free lunch program, which I am really excited about!</p>
<p>I am part of my school's drama club, and the International Thespian Society. I am pretty active in it, and participated in our annual Halloween food drive this year. I represented my school at our area Thespian Conference as Alice in Wonderland earlier this year... we took a scene from the play :)</p>
<p>I am going to be entering my third year of our school's Senior Choir, as well as our out-of-school honors ensemble called Madrigals, which is a huge honor to be in. We do MANY performances throughout the year, especially around Christmas. We do a lot of volunteer performances, and when we do get paid all of the money goes to our school's music boosters program.</p>
<p>Other Important Stuff:</p>
<p>I was inducted into the National Honor Society a couple of days ago, thanks to my grades, extracurriculars and community service :) It's a big deal at my school, we're pretty selective about it.</p>
<p>Next year my GPA will be considerably higher due to all of my AP courses, but unweighted it will only go up a little bit.</p>
<p>I will continue ALL of my extracurriculars and my academic rigor next year.</p>
<p>My recommendations should be really good. My teachers are AWESOME about writing rec letters for anything, and they love me.</p>
<p>I am a pretty good writer. My essays are high-quality, and I have an amazing English teacher who would be happy to proofread my application essay and give suggestions, but by NO means will she "write it for me". I got an A on my Research and Exposition essay portfolio, which is hard to do.</p>
<p>In addition to my application, rec letters, extracurricular resume, vocal repertoire list and theatrical resume, I plan on including rec letters from my voice teacher and a couple of my past directors (one from school, one or two from professional theatre) and a cassette of my singing. Probably an Italian aria, a French art song, an uptempo musical theatre piece and a classical English art song. I spoke to my Kenyon area representative about this and she thought it was a fantastic idea.</p>
<p>My experiences with Kenyon:</p>
<p>I requested information a while back. I had a scheduled visit today.
On the tour, I fell in LOVE with the school.</p>
<p>I had an interview with a senior in Visual Arts. I didn't KNOW it was an interview at the time! However, I think that worked to my advantage, because I was completely being myself, and I got a lot of good information out of the interview. The interviewer seemed to be really impressed with me, most especially when I told her that my main goal was (and has been for several years) to open a youth and family theatre in an area where the arts are lacking, because I know how much theatre can change someone's life, give families support in times of need, keep children on the right track, and create a safe community for families and youth.
She also gave me a card with her information.
One really exciting thing about the interview was that she promised to have two of her friends e-mail me, a drama major and a vocal performance major, about the performing arts programs.</p>
<p>I plan on having another interview next fall, when I am a senior.
I also plan on scheduling an overnight visit next fall. I am very interested in sitting in on arts classes and possibly theatre rehearsals, and DEFINITELY talking to theatre and music professors.</p>
<p>I asked some really informative questions in the information session, and paid a lot of attention. Afterwards, I spoke to the woman leading the session (fortunately, she was my area's representative!), introduced myself, told her how interested I am in Kenyon and told her that I am planning on setting up an overnight visit next fall. She gave me her card.</p>
<p>So I've probably included enough information :)</p>
<p>WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK?</p>
<p>Thanks in advance!</p>