<p>Hello! My name is Kelsey, I am a (white) girl at a challenging high school in New Mexico.</p>
I feel like Brown, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel like Brown is the place where I can best find BOTH the motivated future-Prez atmosphere AND the artsy, unique crowd. Both of which I love. I also loved Georgetown, and Vassar, but neither seems as...ambidextrous as Brown does.</p>
GPA: 3.87. We don't weight.
I know its a little low.
BUT CLASS RANK: 3</p>
SATS: Didn't take them. PSATS National Merit though.
ACTS: 34. (36 reading, 33 Math, 32 Science)
AP BIO: 5
AP ENG: 5 (and didn't even take the class...heck yes :) )</p>
Varsity LAX: Since eighth grade. Captain.
Varsity Soccer: Sophmore. Played years 8, 9, 10.
Varsity XC: Junior and Senior. Only ran those two years.</p>
Student Council Junior and Senior year, Secretary as Junior, unknown role as a Senior.
Peer Mentoring, Head of Tutoring Department as Senior.
LAX Captain Senior Year.</p>
Did the Musical on a whim in tenth grade. Had a blast. :) Can't carry a tune.
MUN Junior and Senior Year. Security Council as Junior. Awarded Hon. Best Delegate/Delegation Junior Year, unknown for Senior year.</p>
Tenth: 40 hours at Rape Crisis Center
Eleventh: Researched, Published, and Distributed a Teen Pregnancy Pamphlet with a group of Peers.
Twelfth: Spent a summer in Peru doing Service and Language Immersion.</p>
<p>IS THERE ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL?
Sometimes I feel like really not. Which is scary, because they want a "well-rounded class of specialists." First of all, what kind of baloney is that? We are high school students?!!?! But anyway, thats what they want.
I do have a Leadership role in my school. Also, I have a distinct leaning towards women's rights: the rape crisis center, the pregnancy pamphlet, as well as the sort of weird fact that almost every major paper I wrote in high school was about a famous woman in history. Or literature.
Also, I'm from New Mexico.
Oh, and I lived in Spain in ninth grade, and went to China in tenth, and Peru before Senior year. But still: feels a little random sometimes.</p>
Smith Award for exceptional writing as a Junior Girl.
Cum Laude as Junior (third highest GPA in Class of 50)</p>
<p>OTHER RANDOM BITS:
My Recs should be great. My application, I think I really do an awesome job on, and demonstrate eloquently and hopefully modestly why I really think Brown is the right place for me.</p>
<p>So do I have a shot here? I know it may be a long one. In fact, I know it IS a long one. But is it totally out of the picture?
If it is, do you have any other really good ideas? I am not a girl who NEEEEDDDSS to go to Brown, or even an Ivy really, so all ideas are welcome.</p>
<p>THANK YOU SO MUCH!!</p>