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By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 09:37 pm: Edit

I would like to get your opinion on where I should apply.

Here are some stats

Freshmen Year
Accel English 1 - A
Honors Algebra 1- A
Honors Biology 1- B
Mississippi Studies - A
Health - A
Tech Discovery - A
Research - A
Geography - A
Spanish 2 - A

Sophomore Year
Oral Comm 1- A
Geometry Honors - B
Alegbra 2 Honors- B
AP World History - A
Accel English 2- B
Chemisty(no honors or advanced available) - B
Spanish III - A

Junior Year
AP English Lang & Comp - B
AP US History - B
Theatre Arts - A
Adv Alg/Trig - C (will retake if able)
Pre Cal/ Discrete Math - B
Music Appreciation - A
Physics - B

Senior Year Schedule
AP English Lit
AP Calculus AB
AP Chemistry
Human A & P
Gov't ( will take AP online also)

Key Club; treasurer for 2 years and recipient of volunteer of the year award for two of past 3
Student Body Treasurer
Leadership and Citizenship Award - 2 of 3 years
Principal Leadership Team(appointed by Principal and Teachers)
Teens Getting Involved for the Future
Science Club
FBLA- member and national qualifier
Co-Captain of Forensics Team
Member of Forensic Board
Boys State Delegate
Accepted into the Barkely Forum at Emory
National Forensic Qualifier
Accepted into the Future Leaders of Jones County
Delegate to Mississippi State Youth Congress (2yrs)
MPAC Tutor (employed by the state)
Starting a scholarship of underpriviledged youth and an after-school tutoring service
Who's Who...(3yrs)
National Achievement Award in Science
Salvation Army Volunteer
American Red Cross Volunteer
Starting a Young Independents Club at School
Led a clothing drive for local abuse shelter
and there is more but I think that's enough for now

Recs from Principal, Speech Coach, AP US and AP World Teacher(same person), AP English Teacher, and AP Cal teacher(also teaches cal based physics at a university)

Test Scores:
ACT -30(will retake in Fall)
SAT - 1300(will retake in Fall)
AP World - 3(challenging)
other AP test not back
PSAT-166( my first taking was unfortunately by junior may not report score)

I will also take College Algebra, Psychology and Bio at a local Jr. College or maybe a 4yr University.

Thanks for any comments or suggestions.

By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 10:32 pm: Edit

Also I am an AA male

By Reidmc (Reidmc) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 10:47 pm: Edit

What about your academic and career interests? Any preferences for school size or location? Anything extremely important to you about the college you attend?

By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 11:06 pm: Edit

Possible Majors:
International Affairs and Middle East Studies
Arabic and Linguistics

Schools in Northeast, Southeast, or Cal
Size and cost are not a concern

By Dadofsam (Dadofsam) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 01:08 pm: Edit

Brandeis fits most of those.

By Lenk58 (Lenk58) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 01:23 pm: Edit


By Dadofsam (Dadofsam) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 08:42 pm: Edit

Brandeis is said to be about 2/3 Jewish but is intentionally not religiously oriented. It has a topnotch scientific research program and a top Middle Eastern studies program; you won't find many schools with that combination.
Give it a look.

By Taxguy (Taxguy) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 09:49 am: Edit

Brandeis would be a good choice. If you can get your SATs up a bit, consider Georgetown too.

By Backhandgrip (Backhandgrip) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 10:03 am: Edit

American U. has a good International Affairs department and can prepare your for government service jobs- and it's in Washington.You should realize you have good grades and courses and many schools may offer you scholarships, however, even with the scholarship many prestigious schools are still costly.So put in a few state college applications like Florida, where your chances at bigger scholarships and more affordability are likely.(The education doesn't have to be Ivy League to be good.)

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