11th Grade, AZ
I am a part of the International Baccalaureate program, an extremely rigorous academic program offered at my school. Within this program, my classes focus primarily on math and science. I will have taken 5 years of lab sciences and 6 years of math courses by graduation. I also love English and will be writing my IB Extended Essay paper on the literary analysis and criticisms of the novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell.
My weighted GPA is a 4.611 and my unweighted GPA is a 3.736. I received a 4 on the AP Biology and AP Psychology exams and excelled in all categories of the AIMS tests. In addition to this, I am ranked within the top 5% of my class of nearly 600 students.
Entering my senior year of high school, I have accumulated over 150 service hours. These hours come from random volunteering opportunities such as helping at the St. Mary's Food Bank or running a booth at elementary school carnivals. I am also a member of various service organizations such as Key Club, the Scottsdale Mayor's Youth Council, NHS, and SNHS; all of which demand a weekly or bimonthly commitment.
As a member of the Scottsdale Mayor's Youth Council, I am able to learn more about the government system of my city as well as voice my opinion on local concerns. The council also participates in many service events and has organized a THRIVE campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle for teens.
I am the standing president and founder of New Global Citizens. In the beginning of my sophomore year, I founded the NGC Club at my school. I was inspired to form this club after hearing a speech given by the CEO of the organization, Courtney Klein, at a summer honors program I attended the summer prior.
In addition to this, I am currently president of Key Club, a service organization, vice-president of National Honor Society, IB Student Association Senior Representative, and Science Bowl secretary. I also co-direct a children's after school program once a month at my library. The program is one hour long and encourages kids in elementary and middle school to be enthusiastic about science through visual science experiments; for example, extracting the DNA from a strawberry.