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I would love it if you could chance me. I’m a rising senior. I know this is a long list, but I would love any insight into any of these schools. I have such varying interests, and I am having a hard time narrowing down the list. Without being able to visit most of these schools, I would love any insight/chance me’s. Thanks!
-probably political science/international relations focus
GPA: 4.37 (only one semester B in Calc)
ACT: 35 (first attempt composite)
SAT: 1530 (first attempt composite)
APs: not the strongest scores...
Freshman- none (none offered at school)
Sophomore- AP World (4)
Junior- Physics, Calc BC (3), APUSH (4), US Gov (4), Lang (5)
Lit, Latin, Macro, Euro, Chem (+Calc 3 but not AP)
Subject Tests: also a weaker point
World (680), taking Lit/APUSH/Math 2 in the fall and hoping for some 700+s
Essays: should be strong, topics I have already started are pretty niche, extensive writing experience and strong voice
Recommendations: maybe 8/10? thinking Chem or Lang teacher and latin teacher who was also freshman history teacher and asst principal (very close)
(not political/activism related)
Journalism- Editor in Chief of online and print magazine 2 years, section editor and contributor 4 years
Swimming- 4 years varsity, Captain, club team for 10 years, boys team manager 3 years
Mock Trial- schools highest team, won regionals but state was cancelled due to COVID
Special Olympics Basketball/Flag Football Partner
New Student Ambassador
Youth Group- Synod Youth Rep (represented youth from over 150 churches in 3 states)
Diversity Action Club
Quiz Bowl + Knowledge Bowl
State House Campaign Intern- phone bank, donor research, etc
High School Dems- state’s executive communications director.. draft all press releases/media advisories/social media
Education Advocacy Fellow @ youth policy think tank
state Youth Advisory Council- draft and propose policy to state legislature.. one of my most formative political experiences + running for exec board this year
College Board youth advisor
Developed podcast with state department of education interviewing prominent local legislators about youth financial literacy
Youth leadership team for new crisis hotline with state’s office of behavioral health
6 week virtual training by organization for young women who want to go into electoral politics
AP scholar w distinction
National award for commentary writing about the adverse risks of single use plastics
several local journalism and math awards
highest honors 4 years
3 varsity letters swimming, 1 mock trial, 1 special olympics
school character leadership award
Lifeguard 2 years
60+ hours at local group home/school for children with trauma-based behavioral difficulties
Travelled to Tijuana for journalism trip to interview people at the US-Mexico border and produce a documentary
One of 3 students selected to attend state leadership conference by faculty