Discus Award Winner
11th Grade, CA
Since freshman year, I have been Class President every year, as well as holding other positions within student government, such as acting as a student representative in the accreditation committees when my school was up for accreditation as well as Student Body Vice-President. Furthermore, I have been involved in Model United Nations which has given me an opportunity to further my interests in foreign affairs and politics by researching and debating international issues and taking the sides of various nations. I have followed political news for some time and attended protests against the NDAA and other issues. I have been able to learn a lot by talking with others these events and at school. I will even be interning with Senator Gillibrand of New York in one of her DC offices this summer.
Throughout my high school career I have taken mostly honors and AP courses. Along with that, starting in the summer going into ninth-grade, I have taken summer courses to get ahead in my studies. I am currently ranked fortieth in my class out of 845 students, which puts me in the top five percent of my class. I took AP World History last year and was able to get a 5 on the AP test for it. I also took the SAT Subject Test in World History and got a 770 and got a 750 on the US History Subject Test. Furthermore, I took the SAT Reasoning Test for the first time in October of last year and got a 2060 score. Due to my success in academics I have been able to be a member of the California Scholarship Federation.
I have been involved with the Boy Scouts of America since I went into middle school. Through the BSA I have been able to help with community service projects through the troop as well as fellow scouts' Eagle Service Projects. Last year, I held my Eagle Service Project, which was to revitalize a section of my local middle school's horticulture garden. The project leveled the land, tilled soil fertilizer into the soil, dug a pathway through the garden and installed sides to the path, planted plants that the class needed to study for their horticulture competitions, installed a drip irrigation system to save the school money, and covered the area in mulch to help the soil and reduce the chances of weeds growing.