<p>White Male
All-boys Catholic High School in San Francisco, CA
GPA-4.0 uw
SAT-700 CR/800 M/690 W (2190)
SAT II-Pending

<p>8 APs by graduation-5's on World History, European History, and Environmental Science, 4 on English Language</p>

<p>Taking AP US History, US Gov't, English Lit, and Calculus AB</p>

-Basketball all 4 years, Varsity Junior and Senior year. Captain Senior year on HIGHLY successful team.
-President/Founder of European-American Club at school (School is only 20% white)
-Editor of Editorial Section of Newspaper Senior Year
-Shadow Program at school all 4 years
-CSF (Cali version of NHS)
-100 hours of community service at Adult Day Care Center and tutoring elementary school kids</p>

<p>Ty. I know I'll be a very mediocre candidate for Stanford.</p>

<p>You don't sound mediocre... I would guess you're about average. Stats are pretty good (grades, test scores), and you've got a decent list of ECs. Your activities by themselves don't stand out, so the way to make yourself appealing to the admissions officers is... ::gasp:: your essays. If you've read any of the other threads, you would have caught myself and many other posters saying the same bit of advice over and over again: write about an activity that you're passionate about. This should be some activity/experience that you have truly enjoyed, contributed to, excelled in, and learned something valuable from. Don't laundry list or merely describe your experiences; tell how they made you feel. Colleges want to know who you are, not just what you did. Let your personality shine.</p>

<p>"President/Founder of European-American Club at school (School is only 20% white)"</p>