1. Academics: so I'm not a genius, but I'm certainly not dumb. I have a 4.9 weighted GPA. I am more of a logic, common sense, down-to-earth type of person; meaning that if you gave me a real life problem to solve, I'd be better at it than if I had to do a worksheet. My SATs score were not fantastic, a 1520, but that was without studying or any preparation whatsoever. So I am going to improve, my goal is at least a 1800. I take a lot of honors classes, but my strong points are definitely the liberal arts (if I were to go to the Academy I would major in Government with an emphasis in Intelligence), but I have taken honors math and science courses. I went to summer school at Georgetown through Jr. State of America (it's a political club) where I took a Government class and was a part of other programs.
2. Athletics: Inside of school I have participated in the following; 3 seasons of soccer, 1 season of basketball, 1 season of swimming, two seasons of lacrosse, and now my first season of track. Outside of school I play on a club soccer team year round and I've played on two indoor soccer teams in the winter. Generally speaking, I'm athletic, able to hold my ground against pretty much anybody. I haven't tested for the PFE yet, but will have a test run this summer. My logic is to always try new things and to smile through everything I do.
3. Leadership: I am a leader during the summer at different camps for my church, I teach 40 K-2nd graders during the year with other leaders under me, I am Dir. of Community Service for my JSA (Jr. State of America) club where I have planned a boatload of service events. I applied for NHS officer and I will be running for VP of my JSA club for next year. I will also be applying to serve on the JSA New Jersey Region Vice Mayoral Cabinet for next year. I am also going to be a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Officers next year.
4. Extracurricular Activities/Randomness: I was a part of World Affairs Council last year, I am a very avid member of my JSA club, I was 1st chair saxophone in Concert band freshman year, I also played the piano since I was six, I have been a part of FCA since freshman year (I'm a junior).
5. Community Service: If I were to document everything I did, I would have roughly a little more than 215 hours of community service per year, but I document everything up to 150/year. This is through JSA, Church, NHS and random things.
6. Character: Pretty much everybody at my school who knows me, (the school police officer, the principal, my coaches, etc.) can say I am honest, caring, compassionate, devoted, trustworthy, responsible and a positive leader. You don't know me so it's a little bit of a challenge to help you understand me in that area, but I guess you'll just have to take my word for it.
7. Passion: this is another thing you'll just have to take my word for- there is nothing else in the world I'd rather do than help somebody. They don't ever have to know my name, just that somebody cared. I want to adopt a kid from every continent, I want to change and save lives for a living, I want to help people know that they are important. And I want to be challenged when doing this. That's why I've chosen USCGA, because they train you to be compassionate, professional leaders by challenging you. I don't want things handed to me, I want to earn the right to be proud. It's through hard things that I have become better.</p>
<pre><code> So....this was a tad bit long, but if there is anything, anything at all, that you see that I could improve on I would be very grateful. I think I touched a little bit on everything they look for at the Academy, anywho thanks!