I googled how to stand out on a chance thread. Didn't work..

<p>Thanks for reading, I was wondering how good of a shot I have at getting in at Princeton. Which sounds amazing. And I want to go. Like soon. Really soon. Now. But really. The thought of going there makes me all jumpy and weird. </p>

<p>anyways.</p>

<p>Here are my stats:</p>

<p>Applying EA</p>

<p>White Male in Austin, Texas</p>

<p>FIRST GENERATION. </p>

<p>Weighted GPA: 105.98 (we have a weird 100 point scale..)
Unweighted GPA 3.8something. </p>

<p>Class Rank: 1 out of 535 at a very Competitive High School that sends many students each year to top colleges.</p>

<p>Classes I have taken/will take (We get 8 blocks of classes a year):
AP World History
AP Calc. BC
AP Environmental Science
AP Chemistry
AP English 3
AP English 4
AP U.S History
AP Government
AP Economics
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Lit.
and all other classes are Honors Classes</p>

<p>SAT scores
Typically around 2250 and upwards</p>

<p>Extra Curricular Activities (a small amount of these haven't happened yet. ):</p>

<p>Freshman Class Vice President
Sophomore Class President
Junior Class Vice President
Student Body President senior year
Science Competitions (plan on going to district/state level this year) 3 years
Head of School's Social Events Committee sophomore year
Head of School's Community Service Committee junior year
Class Ambassador to the Principle 3 years.
Robotics Team 2 years.
Summer job, tutoring elementary school kids at a community center
Organizing School partnership with local special olympics
Organized school-wide coat drive for homeless people 2 years running.
Organized school-wide partnership with a soup kitchen for homeless people 2 years running.
Created and Implemented a student to student tutorial service
Creating a grade-level community service hour competition
Implementing a program to have each grade commit to a service cause each year, grade-wide.(Really exciting stuff!).
National Honor Society
NHS Vice President senior year
Bank of America Student Leaders Internship. </p>

<p>Thanks for reading! Feel free to be frank with me, I won't get offended. And feel free to offer up other suggestions/possible schools for me to consider especially if I am aiming way too high.</p>

<p>I really look forward to your response! I've posted 3 chance threads in the past couple of days and no one responds :( </p>

<p>Thank you so much for reading! I would really, really like to know what you think!</p>

<p>i think you have a great chance of getting in! esp because of your strong grades, leadership positions, etc. :)</p>

<p>Thank you! That means a lot to me! </p>

<p>All other responses will be appreciated as well.</p>

<p>Your stats are really impressive! You've got very good chances, in my eyes. </p>

<p>Could you expand a bit more on your ECs, though? Student Government and Science Competitions seem to stand out as themes (alongside some service), but with only the titles listed, it's a bit difficult to gauge the level of commitment/passion put into each activity.</p>

<p>Of Course I can! </p>

<p>Freshman Class Vice President
Sophomore Class President
Junior Class Vice President
Student Body President senior year</p>

<p>I got very involved in these class office positions, i.e: officer meetings every week, planning chapter projects, implementing successful events, advertising these events. Basically what I am trying to say is that these weren't just titular positions, I actually got to do stuff. </p>

<p>Science Competitions (plan on going to district/state level this year) 3 years</p>

<p>State-wide competitions that I have to study a great deal for. Making it to the state level is a big deal and will get you some scholarships. We have practice sessions before each competition. I plan on being team captain this year. </p>

<p>Head of School's Social Events Committee sophomore year</p>

<p>Planning school dances and social events was completely up to me. i.e: buying decorations, getting others involved in decorating, handling a budget, etc. </p>

<p>Head of School's Community Service Committee junior year</p>

<p>This is where I really got to shine. I love giving back to my community, and through this I got the chance to facilitate community involvement for both myself and my peers. Planned TONS of projects. It was really great. I'll probably emphasize this one on my application because I put so much into it. </p>

<p>Class Ambassador to the Principle 3 years.</p>

<p>Each grade and club has an ambassador. I represented my graduating class each year. We actually make really big decisions on things that majorly affect the student body. i.e: exam exemptions, parking situations, alumni relations, etc. Pretty neat to have done. </p>

<p>Robotics Team 2 years.
general robot stuff. haha. </p>

<p>Summer job, tutoring elementary school kids at a community center</p>

<p>This was also one that I loved. I worked around 6 hours a week at a summer program for children who had learning disabilities and were falling behind. Really rewarding!</p>

<p>Organizing School partnership with local special olympics</p>

<p>Organized school-wide coat drive for homeless people 2 years running.</p>

<p>Organized school-wide partnership with a soup kitchen for homeless people 2 years running.</p>

<p>Created and Implemented a student to student tutorial service </p>

<p>Creating a grade-level community service hour competition</p>

<p>This will be great! Each grade will select a cause to dedicate some time to, and we will have a competition to see who gets the most hours/money for their cause.</p>

<p>National Honor Society</p>

<p>NHS Vice President senior year</p>

<p>Organize meetings, service/chapter projects etc. </p>

<p>Bank of America Student Leaders Internship.</p>

<p>Get to work with a non-profit organization as an intern and then attend a leadership summit in DC. </p>

<p>I hope this helps! Thanks for reading, I really appreciate it! And feel free to offer up any other schools you would think I should probably look into. If it helps I am looking into majoring in civil engineering. With a minor/double major in a foreign language. Thanks again! It's always great to have someone else's opinion!</p>