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I know I have no chance but why not chance me anyway? (will chance back)

natashashah81natashashah81 Registered User Posts: 328 Junior Member
edited December 2009 in What Are My Chances?
So I know my grades aren't the best in science but I'm hoping I can make up for that with my extra carriculars and skills in language and journalism. I want to major in history or politics so I'm hoping my science grades dont' weigh me down as much as I think they will. I go a public school in CT that is nationally ranked and sends many kids to Ivy Leagues and Top LAC's. I haven't taken my SAT's yet(will be doing so in March). Also my course load is in the top 3% for challenging. I have some kick ass recomendations lined up and my essays will be good as well.

Here are my grades:

Freshman Year
English Honors:B+
History Honors:A-
French 1: A
Latin 1:A-
Math Level 2:B
Physics Honors:C
Physical Education:A-

Sophomore Year
Math Level 3: A
Economics Honors:A
World Religions Honors:A+
History Honors:A+
French II Honors:A+
Latin II:A-
Chemistry Honors:C+/B-
Physical Education:A+
English Honors:B

My Schedule this year with grades so far this year
AP U.S. History : A-
AP English Language: B+
Biology Honors: A-
Ap Macro-economics: A-
Pre Calculus: B
French III Honors:A-
AP Government and Politics:A

Extra Carricular Activities

Student Council (9 & 10) Vice President

Student Council (11) Cabinet Member

Principal’s Advisory Council (9,10,11)

Model United Nations (10,11) Vice President

Amnesty International (9,10,11)

9:05 News (11) Anchor- News broadcast seen throughout the school by over 1000 students and faculty weekly basis. Responsible for script writing, current events, sporting events, & various competitions.

(10) News Reporter- Responsible for writing, editing, and producing stories based on important current events.

Friends (10,11) Volunteer during lunch to work one on one with
Special needs students.

Community Activities

Around 150 volunteer hours at the local public library

Farmington Continuing Education Chinese class (grade 10)

Participated in a book Club organized for students who demonstrated leadership at our school.


Second Place, Model United Delegation

French Participation Award

Farmington Library Certificate of Recognition

The CT C.O.L.T. Award For Excellence in languages

Latin Honor Society

Honor Roll 9,10,11

Fluent in 6 languages including arabic, urdu, sindhi

Colleges that I'm thinking about:

also would anyone mind suggesting some saftely schools. Any other suggestions will be greatly valued!

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