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Chance an OOS Senior!

cougar23cougar23 Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
What do you guys think?

GPA: 4.042 Un-Weighted (w/ Honors Points)

CLASS RANK: 18/153 (Top 11.7%)

06/2011 - 31 Composite (32 English, 34 Reading, 28 Math, 28
02/2011 - 30 Composite (35 English, 32 Reading, 28 Math, 26 Science)

AP Biology - 3
AP English Language - 4
AP English Literature (Senior year)
AP Psychology (Senior year)
AP Macroeconomics (Senior Year)
*24 Honors/AP Courses through Junior year*

Grades on a 7-point grading scale: 93%-100% = A, 85-92 = B, etc.

Freshman Year:
A- A-
A- A-

Sophomore Year:
A- A-
B+ B+
B+ B+

Junior Year:
A- A
C+(long story, will be explained in my counselor rec) B-
B- A-
B+ B+
B+ A
A- A
A- A


Skipped the Seventh Grade

3 Years as Elected Class President

Editor-in-Chief of award-winning school newspaper (2 years as a staff writer, editor senior year)
- Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Award for Informative/Investigative piece

Winner - Grand Rapids Economic Club Essay Contest “Right-to-Work for Michigan: Progress or Peril?” - 1700 word research paper on the economic effects of Right-to-Work legislation
- One-hundred and fifty submissions, ten finalists, cash prizes awarded at monthly Economic Club forum.

Runner-up - Gerald R. Ford Museum Essay Contest
- Hundreds of essay submissions from Michigan - 18 finalists selected and 3 winners were declared. I was one of three from the eighteen to receive an honorable mention.

Peer Minister
- Chosen by faculty to join a select group of student who minister to the needs of the student body. Peer ministers attend a three-daytraining session and organize help sessions with students in need.

CORE Team Member
- Chosen by faculty to organize 3-day senior retreat. 30 students were chosen from 100+ applicants.

4 Years of Football (3 years as captain)
- 2010 MHSAA Division 4 State Champion
- Elected member of team Unity Council senior year
(Unity council consists of three players from each level. Disciplinary issues are handled by the group and all concerns from the players are directed to the committee.)

4 years of Lacrosse (3 years on varsity)

2 years of Basketball (1 year as captain)

Two-time Bronze Medalist - National Spanish Exam

Trigonometry summer course at Grand Rapids Community College

Nominated for DISCUS Award

8 years of piano lessons
- Participated in competitions and festivals around the state of Michigan

3-time Superior rating - National Piano Federation Testing

Volunteer - No Barriers USA Foundation
- Guide for Deaf/Blind father

Inaugural University of Cincinnati DAAP Summer Design Experience Participant
- Attended week-long pre-college week-long camp at the University of Cincinnati’s prestigious design school


Founder of SPAT Performance Footwear, LLC
- Developing performance football cleat, working with manufacturers/designers to eliminate wasteful athletic tape and prevent ankle injuries (Spat Performance Footwear - Cleats, Shoes, Footwear) (William N. Barkeley, 16, Working with Renowned Architect on Prototype for Next Generation Footwear | PRLog)

Member of RenegadeCEOs - Incubator for a select group of teen entrepreneurs

Wolfgang’s Restaurant - 4 months (16 hrs./week)
- Worked on the weekends during the school year as a busboy

Cascade Hills Country Club - Summer Season 2011 (30-40 hrs./week)
- Worked in the golf course bag room. Built relationships with members while maintaining the reputation of the club.

Michigan Athletic Club - Year Round (4 hrs./week - Seasonal)
Statistician for Men’s Basketball League. Responsible for setting up score table, washing jerseys and managing statistics for the club website (Men's MAC Basketball League)

Michigan State University (mother)
University of Southern California (father and brother)
Miami University (Ohio) (brother)
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Replies to: Chance an OOS Senior!

  • JohnBlackJohnBlack Registered User Posts: 314 Member
    You have a shot. Apply. Ecs are strong but rank and ACT aren't too high for OOS. A number above 4.0 is not your unweighted - it's your weighted.
  • typeakidtypeakid Registered User Posts: 440 Member
    I skipped the seventh grade

    Just... Hilarious

    If it is to be, it is up to me.....
  • cougar23cougar23 Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    Yeah, I did skip the seventh grade. Right about the same time my dad went deaf and blind and lost his job. I wrote my essay on it -- how it inspired me to push myself and I think it's a pretty decent story. Would you like to know what's truly hilarious? Arrogant people like yourself! I'm in no position to judge, but from what I can tell you have some serious personality flaws. I'm sure you're well liked back home. Thanks for commenting!
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