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<p>I feel like I've given in and posted my stats. I know that colleges like Harvard and Yale are crazy hard to get into for anyone, but I'm just wondering how it looks for me. I just recently decided to apply, so with that decision comes nervousness.</p>

<p>Also, do they (the admissions people) look at your grades more, or your class rank? Because the way my school works, if you take harder classes your rank might actually get lower because of weighting problems. Or does it just not matter and am I worrying too much?</p>

<p>Thanks for helping.</p>

<p>Oh, the link to my academic info is in my public profile too.</p>

<p>If possible, also pretend that my essays and recs are completely average. They won't hurt me but they won't get me accepted either.</p>

<p>The link doesn't seem to work...blah. Here is my info for easy access.</p>

<p>My SAT's are 1520, SAT 2's are 760 us history, 750 writing, and I took chemistry and math 2c in october. probably around the same scores as the other two.</p>

<p>This is copied and pasted from my ******* site.</p>

<p>Extracurricular Info</p>

<li>Student Council (9,10,11,12) Elected to office by student body, also administrate class website and making progress on it </li>
<li>School Paper (9,10,11,12) Editorial/Political Editor, paper recognized for editorial/Article series on the War on Iraq and center spread on local cafes and restaurants
-DECA (9,10,11,12) State Champion and Top 3 in State, Two-Time National Qualifier, Three-Time Regional Champion </li>
<li>FBLA (10,11,12) Top 10 in State, 2 times regional Champion and state qualifier </li>
<li>Science Olympiad (9,10,11,12) State Champion and National Qualifier, Three Time Regional Champion, my school team didnt qualify as a whole for nationals though </li>
<li>Debate Team (9,10,11,12) Captain, last few years team was district champion and one of the top in region, hopefully this will continue next year </li>
<li>Young Republicans/ Young Democrats (10,11,12) help organize both, but neither are very solid clubs (school is sort of politically apathetic) </li>
<li>Political Science Network (11,12) - created online network for students at school to interact, post opinions, and contribute their ideas, takes effort </li>
<li>Weightlifting Team (9,10,11,12) - Big fan of working out, and work with other students through both community service and school program </li>

<p>Awards and Recognition Worth Noting </p>

<li>Accepted and Attended Pennsylvania Governor's School of International Studies - absolutely amazing experience </li>
<li>Emerging Community Leader - Selected by Principal and PSU to meet with local politicians and attend seminars </li>
<li>State Champion Science Olympiad "Science of Fitness" Event </li>
<li>State Qualifier/Top 10 in FBLA "Emerging Business Issues" Event </li>
<li>State Champion DECA Marketing Club "International Business Plan Event" </li>
<li>State/National Qualifier in Marketing Club "E-Commerce Business Plan Event" </li>
<li>Debate Regional Champion </li>
<li>Best Editorial for article titled "War in Iraq" in Student Newspaper </li>
<li>National Merit Semi-finalist (230) </li>
<li>Lehigh University High School Scholar - Selected among regional students to recieve scholarship to take college classes at Lehigh during Fall and Spring semesters </li>
<li>International Foreign Language Award - Highest Grades in AP Language Courses </li>
<li>Ayn Rand Award for essay on capitalism and interpretation of Ayn Rand books (pending) </li>
<li>Pennsylvania Math League various recognitions</li>