10th Grade, GA
I've taken piano lessons for ten years and I've played violin in an orchestra since fifth grade. I have gone to a University of Georgia music camp for both violin and piano, both through scholarship money. The violin scholarship was given to me by my orchestra teacher, and I won the $400 Federation scholarship in a piano competition last year.
For both instruments, I have constistently made it to state through auditions such as All-State Orchestra auditions (three years) and GMTA auditions (seven years). I have performed pieces such as Betthoven's Moonlight Sonata, Scherzo Valse, and Schubert's Impromptu.
Currently, I am fourth chair first violin in the Gwinnett Youth Symphony orchestra.
In my school, I am in Chamber Orchestra, the highest level orchestra.
My class rank in Norcross High School is 3rd among a sophomore class of close to 1,000 students. I have a great interest in learning because of my love for reading as a child, and my huge curiosity. I am very motivated to understand what I'm learning.
I am in the Math Team, where I have participated in over twenty tournaments over the past two years. Due to a great coach and peers, our team has won seventh out of twenty schools in the JV State Tournament.
As a freshman, I took AP Biology, AP World History and scored fives on both AP Exams. My SAT II score for Biology was 790, and my SAT II score for AP World History was 770.
As a sophomore, I am taking AP Government, AP Economics, AP Chemistry, and AP Language Arts. Currently, I have unweighted 4.0s in all of my classes.
I have volunteered at the library for half a summer before freshman year, sorting books and answering questions.
Currently, I volunteer a lot as a tutor for various subjects. I joined my high school's tutoring program that launched this year, becoming a Norcross Scholar who tutors failing students during one half of lunch. I also tutor three freshmen in the subject of AP Biology outside of school.
Finally, I volunteer as the Language Arts director for a Chinese nonprofit organization called Hand in Hand, where I share the Chinese language and culture with adopted girls from China. I am part of the Hand in Hand board that organizes monthly events such as the Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year. Recently, I was also recommended as a Chinese tutor for some of the girls who want extra help