<p>Hi, this is my first post so I'm sorry if I'm not following proper etiquette or I appear to ramble and/or restate things, but I was hoping someone could please help me determine my chances at Wustl? Here's my stats:
Location: Central Illinois
College Class Year: 2015</p>
<p>GPA - Weighted:
Class Rank: 3rd
4 years of Scholastic Bowl/Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl. Captain '10, expected this year as well. Hold school record for most questions answered on JV and Varsity, all- conference player 10-11. Our team won our regional, and was ranked 34th in a national tournament.
Jazz Band, trombone, 9-11, expected 12.
Key Club 9-12, although I don't do as much with that as I would like to.
Boy Scout since 1st grade, held multiple leadership positions, currently I'm responsible for teaching new skills to the scouts. Currently working on getting my Eagle rank. Spent 2 weeks at the Philmont Scout Ranch in NM and 1 week in the Boundary Waters through the Scouts, if that counts for anything. I doubt it does, but hey who knows.
Member of Order of the Arrow, Boy Scout Honor Society, since 7th grade.
Spanish Honor Society, 10-12. Helped organize a fundraiser for Haiti in March.
Play trombone and piano.</p>
Scholastic Bowl captain 10, expected 12.
Boy Scouts: Patrol Leader, Den Chief (helped a Cub Scout den every week for ~8 months). 2 term Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, currently Troop Instructor. After I obtain Eagle, I plan to apply to be a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.</p>
Avid backpacker, when I have the time, but no official school sports.</p>
Hundreds of service hours (I’m guessing) through Key Club, NHS, and my scout troop.
For 2-3 years I coordinated my troop’s work doing clean-up at the local homecoming festival.
Currently working on my Eagle Project, which will hopefully be doing ecological restoration work at a local park.</p>
<p>Honors and Awards:
All-Conference player for Scholastic Bowl 10, 11 in 2 conferences.
All-tournament player at multiple tournaments.
2 school records for scoring.
As previously mentioned, Brotherhood member of the OA and will have my Eagle rank before I apply, hopefully.
All-District Jazz bands 10, 11.
Solo/Ensemble contest division I ranking for trombone 2 years, division I and II for piano, division I for trombone duet. Did not compete last year due to a conflict.</p>
I mow my grandfather’s lawn for $10, if that counts for anything.
Currently, an intern at SIU via the American Cancer Society. 8 week paid internship in a molecular biology lab doing research alongside a PhD student.</p>
Don’t really have one, although my scholastic bowl team won a tournament that WUSTL hosted, if that counts for anything at all.</p>
<p>Financial Aid will definitely be important. I have an older brother in pharmacy school, and my family has too much money to qualify for much need-based aid, but cannot really afford college without it. Hooray being middle class.</p>
<p>Thank you very much to anyone who decides to respond to this and help me out, it is much appreciate it.</p>