Harvard for a Latino Junior

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By Miamiman (Miamiman) on Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 07:10 pm: Edit

Foreign - Born Hispanic (Lima, PERU)
How Am I doing so far for Harvard

inner-city "D-RATED" public school
"Miami Springs Senior"

3.9(unweighted)/5.5 - somewhere top 10 rank of 780
perfect attendance award
outstanding Language Arts, Math, Science awards

Psat : 195 (61v, 69m, 65w)- 10th grade

satII: 670 chem(might retake- what do you think?) 800 mathIc ; going to take Math 2C, Spanish, and Physics

member of USA Swimming/Miami Springs Aquatic Club
Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society): fundraising Vice President
various regional awards
ranked 3rd in state (history of math)
ranked 15th in nation (history of math)
ranked 15th in nation (precalculus)
Science Honor Society: Secretary
Chemistry Club : Treasurer, 1st place school
science bowl
SECME: vice president
Ecology Club: historian
Speech/Debate Club :
Technology Student Association: vice president
French Honor Society

over 1000 hours (9th and 10th grade)
- can delivery
- food delivery
- tutoring
- cleaning school
- decorating school

also recently started a internship doing research on Diabetes/ stem cell manipulation at the DRI in Miami

ap scores: 4 in chem, 5 in env. sci
this year: AP: human geography, calculus AB,
physics B, art history, englishlanguage
Honors : American History, French III

i come from a poor, hispanic, single-mother family.

do you think this will help me in the long run with getting into Harvard EA.

thanks a lot everyone

oh should i retake the sat2 chem i mean i had chem last year and i forgot a lot. or should i just go on and take physics since im already in the class.


By Highschoolda (Highschoolda) on Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 07:29 pm: Edit

I think a good shot at it. But, remember if u don't get into Harvard it's not the end of world/

By Alimshk (Alimshk) on Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 07:47 pm: Edit

You have a solid chance.

By Rubenizm (Rubenizm) on Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 08:43 pm: Edit

if you're ranked so high in math they'll expect much more impressive sat math scores than you currenly have(take math2c , it's easier). Otherwise your chances are really really really good, the only thing that'll hurt you is the rank.

By Interested123 (Interested123) on Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 08:44 pm: Edit

I don't understand how you could rank 15th in the nation for precalculus. What competition was this?

By Miamiman (Miamiman) on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 01:23 am: Edit

Mu Alpha Theta - look it up
it wasnt the overall Precalculus competition. but it was a segment of it which included a two man team answering particularly difficult pre-calc questions. however i had no partner so i took the test myself and still managed to place. only the top fifteen positions get recognized and such.

Thanks everyone,
btw should i still retake that sat2 chem or go for the physics

By Mema2286 (Mema2286) on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 02:40 am: Edit

go for physics, much better curve and plus u wont have to spend time on self-studying, ur in the class anyhow. Btw, how are you doing with the SATS?

By Clickspring (Clickspring) on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 03:47 am: Edit

You should retake your Chem SAT II to score 750+

By Miamiman (Miamiman) on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 12:06 am: Edit

im going to take the SAT, i took a practice one in the Kaplan book and managed a scale of around 1350-1400(no exact score)

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