<p>Do I have a shot at getting accepted? Any thoughts/advice/questions are welcome!</p>
<p>UW GPA: 4.00
W GPA: 4.85
Class Rank: Top 1% of a class of 453
SAT: 2150 (Reading: 640, Math: 770, Writing: 740)
SATII: Math II: 780, Biology: 700
ACT: 33 (Reading: 32, Math: 35, English: 34, Science: 29, Writing: 9, English/Writing: 32)
AP scores: Computer Science I: 5, World History: 5, US History: 5, Stats: 5, Computer Science II: 5, Calculus BC : 5, Calc AB subscore: 5, English Language and Composition: 5</p>
<p>Awards/Honors: All-State orchestra, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Semifinalist (I'm predicting this, since my PSAT of 211 is over the last year's KY cutoff of 209), Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program, 1st place junior varsity in state at TEAMS(Tests of Engineering Aptitude in Math and Science), accepted to 2010 Cornell University Summer College</p>
<p>As a student in the Math, Science, and Technology Center, I have been involved in my own research project with a professor at the University of Kentucky since my junior year. Currently I am working on the design and synthesis of aluminum and tantalum acutated microstructures to function as artificial cardiomyocytes. I will have completed 360 hours of research (without pay) by December.</p>
<p>-Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
-Starting pitcher in my community's babe ruth baseball team. We have won the regular season championship the past two years.
-I went to the Philippines this summer to volunteer at the Quezon City Health Department. I interacted with patients and took vital signs, for 2 weeks (80 hours). Also, I'm half filipino.
-I also volunteered at a local hospital for two summers, 45 hours each summer.
-Leadership Lexington Youth Program: I met monthly with my classmates and interacted with and shadowed business and government leaders in my city.
-I also volunteer once every other Saturday morning at a local middle school. A small groups of high school students and I teach students (classified as at risk for developing drug/violence problems due to their family/community background) chemistry and physics concepts through hands-on activities. The goal is to get them interested in school and academics.</p>
<p>Would you recommend Early Decision or Regular Decision? </p>