hiya! i’m gwacklegirl and i’m a seventh grader. i’d love some help understanding my chances for some of my schools as i am totally inexperienced with this stuff, lol. my top schools are: thacher, cate, putney, choate, andover, and buxton.
i am a white ashkenazi jewish female. i live in oregon, though within three months my family will be taking the long road trip to move to interior alaska. i will require financial aid, and very few students in my area (i am currently counting interior alaska as my area) will be applying for boarding schools.
i go to a school that doesn’t give out letter grades, but i’ve received perfect grades in every class i’ve been in for at least the past two years. i really excel in math, and i’m currently taking algebra ii.
i have not taken the ssat or isee yet but i took an official practice test and scored in about the 88th percentile. i don’t have access to my standardized test scores, but if i remember correctly i did really well.
i play the french horn and i’m on a swim team but i have swam for a long time. i engage in a lot of volunteer work, especially environmental. i’ve been partaking in a regional math competition for about 4 years now, and in fifth grade i made it to the masters, which means my team beat out about 60 others to go to the statewide version. i’ve been in a few other clubs, but i don’t have many extracurriculars to speak of mainly because i live in a rural area and go to a very small school.
hobbies and etc.
i’ve been teaching myself spanish since fourth grade, and am at an intermediate level. i also recently started teaching myself japanese, and i am at a basic-ish level. i run almost every day.
i’d consider myself a very artistic person. i spend much of my time buried in my sketchbooks, and i mostly draw, i enjoy dabbling in sculpture and fashion as well. i am an audiophile and one of my biggest passions is in music. i listen to it constantly and write reviews of albums online. i would love to become a producer or music critic, at least part time.
my other passions are mainly in marine biology and architecture. i am especially enamored with the study of dolphins and the effect of climate change on marine environments. i’m also very interested in architecture and have devoted a lot of time to studying it.
yes, i know this was long-winded! i apologize for making you read the whole thing :] please be honest about what you think my chances are.
p.s. if you have any school recommendations, i’d love to hear them!!