Encore Performance in the Lion's Den

<p>With the resurgence of tough love on this forum, I decided to test my resume against the knowledge of the sagacious and judicious experts one final time. This rambling wreck posted a thread earlier, but things have changed. I got decent reviews last time, but I would like everyone to tear my resume apart. Be my guest. What are my chances at Harvard EA, Princeton, The University of Virginia, William and Mary, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and University of Richmond.</p>

<p>SAT I : Math 760 Verbal 770
SAT II: Math 2c 800 Chemistry 800 Writing 760
Ranked 2 out of 412</p>

Marching Band (9,10,11,12)
*Sax Assistant Section Leader (10)
*Sax Section Leader (11,12)
Symphonic Band (9,10,11,12)
*First Chair Sax (11,12)
*First Chair Sax All-East (11)
*First Chair Sax All-State (11)
Jazz Band (10,11,12)
*First Chair Sax (10,11,12)
*First Chair All-East (12)
Youth Jazz Ensemble (11,12)
*Founder (11)
*Utility Sax and Piano (11,12)
Youth Wind Ensemble (11)
*First Chair Sax (11)
*Thirteen Years of Study
*Two-Time National Federation Gold Award Winner
*Two-Time Piano Olympics Bronze Medalist
Beta Club (10,11,12)
*Elected as Treasurer (12)
Mu Alpha Theta (9,10,11,12)
*Named as Co-Captain of the Math Team (12)
*Top Ten in State-Wide Math Test (9,10)
Spanish Club (9,10,11,12)
Chess Club (10,11,12)
Stone Soup (11,12)
Youth in Local Government (12)
*Elected Vice Mayor (12)
*Named Federal Programs Director (12)
Mock Election (12)
*Named as Presidential Debate Coordinator (12)
Junior Statesmen of America (11,12)
National Honor Society (11,12)
Science Olympiad (12)
Young Democrats of America (12)</p>

<p>Academic Honors:
Won Selection Exam for the National Spanish Exam (9,10,11)
Regional AIMS Scholar (9,10,11,12)
Selected for the National Honor Roll (11)
Named as a Furman Scholar (11)
Earned Recognition as a Kodak Young Leader (11)
Served as a Junior Marshall (11)
Received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Corporation (12)
Named an AP Scholar with Honor (12)</p>

<p>Community Service (Probably closer to 1200 hours):
Served as an Academic Tutor (9,10,11,12)
Youth Math Day (10,11,12)
*Co-Coordinator (10,11,12)
*Speaker (10)
Served as a Tutor of English for Spanish-speaking Youth (11,12)
*Coordinator (11,12)
Played Piano During the Holiday Season at Local Nursing Homes (9,10,11,12)
Served as a Holston Valley Medical Center Junior Auxiliary Volunteer (11)
Served as a member of Habitat for Humanity (11,12)
*Public Relations Director (12)
Served in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (12)
Worked at First Harvest Food Bank (12)</p>

<p>Vanerbilt Program for Talented Youth (10,11)</p>

<p>Just in case you need to know, I am a white (seriously I look like Casper the Friendly Ghost) male.</p>


<p>I don't type "bump"</p>

<p>Bump Come On</p>

<p>Come on, you'll answer Lacrosse's bogus post but not mine. You should be ashamed of yourselves.</p>

<p>I think you are an excellent candidate for any top tier school. However, at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford, the question will be - do we need another saxophonist this year?</p>

<p>Your grades and scores are top notch, but no one needs to tell you that.</p>

<p>I reccomend formatting your extracurricular list in a very clear order of importance. There are certain things I feel that detract from your extremely strong extracurriculars. The extracurriculars you have only done for one year add a "laundry list" quality to your resume, a quality which you do not want to reflect.</p>

<p>At that point I reccomend scrapping Young Democrats, Science Olympiad, and any other clubs you did not have leadership roles or awards in. You seem distinguished in your honor societies with Greek names, so I'd put focus there.</p>

<p>For community service, I would focus on your strongest activities. You have extremely strong extras, and you don't want to detract from them with the "jack of all trades, master of none" image.</p>


<p>at first i thought it said sex assistant leader</p>