Discus Award Winner
11th Grade, GA
Everyday I strive to do my best academically. First off,I attend a school that is a college preparatory magnet academy which requires an entrance exam and maintenance of A's and B's throughout the year. I have taken every single math and science AP course offered at my school such as AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP English Language, AP World History, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus BC. My unweighted GPA is a 4.0, and my numerical average is a 95.583. Outside of academics, I am a member of the National Math, Science, English, and Foreign Language Honor Societies. I plan on majoring in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, so I have started to prepare myself by doing stem cell research with a Chemical Engineering Professor at Auburn University.
I have been actively participating since I was in eighth grade. For two years, I volunteered for two hours every weekend at a local library. During the summer, I volunteered at Hamilton House, a nursing and rehabilitation center, and Sunrise Senior Living weekly. Last summer, a friend and I directed a weeklong summer math camp at a nearby middle school completely on our own. Each day we taught a certain genre of math such as geometry, algebra, statistics, trigonometry, and etc. We created everything from the lesson plan to the tests. In addition to that, we helped them prepare for a national math competition known as MATHCOUNTS. Academically, I tutor students who need assistance in science and math weekly. Currently, I volunteer at Columbus Hospice visiting patients and doing desk work.
Since freshman year, I have been a member of the school's science club and last year I was gratefully elected as the president of the club. Our science club focuses primarily on environmental science.We participate in Help the Hooch, a river cleanup event, and the phonebook drive when we collect phonebooks throughout the year to recycle them. This year, we started to promote recycling throughout the entire school by placing recycle bins in every classroom so that students and teachers can recycle water bottles, papers, and plastics.Through science club, I fell in love with environmental science and wanted to broaden my knowledge in that field. Thus, I decided to take AP Environmental Science. This year, I also plan to attend the Georgia's Governors Honors Program in Environmental Science.