How does my USAFA Summer Seminar application look?

1) Academics - English Courses: English 9/A/Regular, English 10/A/Regular, English 11/A/Regular - Math Courses: Algebra 1/A/Regular, Geometry/A/Honors, Algebra 2/A/Honors, Pre-Calculus/A/Honors, Statistics/A/AP - Science Courses: Earth Science 9/A/Honors, Biology/A/AP, Chemistry/A/Honors - History Courses: Government & Citizenship/A/Regular, US History/A/Regular, European History/A/AP - Language Courses: Spanish 2/B/Regular, Spanish 3/B/Regular(considered honors) - Physical Education Courses: Exercise & Sport Science/A/Regular, Safety Education/A/Regular, Strength Training/A/Regular - Technical Education Courses: Architecture/A/Regular, Digital Graphics/A, Manufacture & Production Tech/A/Regular, Computer Programming/A/Regular - Academic Letter (2) - Cross Country academic pin recipient - Student of the Month awards-AP biology and AP statistics - ACT:27- 30 English, 26 Math, 25 Reading, 25 Science, 8 Writing - GPA: 3.84 (unweighted) - Class Rank: 56/561 2) Athletic Achievements - Varsity: Track (10) - Junior Varsity: Wrestling (9), Track (10), Cross Country(11) - Individual: Weightlifting (7-11), Paintball (6-11), Skiing/Snowboarding(6-11) - Paintball team captain: Decision made by teammates, based on overall skill and ability to make decisions under pressure 3) Civic Involvements - Boy Scouts (Rank: Star-Eagle by October 2013) (6-11) - DECA (Lettered),(9,11) - National Honor Society (11) - Children's Hospital volunteer (over 40 logged hours) - Boy Scouts leadership: Quartermaster (2 times), Patrol Leader - DECA leadership: attended 4 leadership training conventions - National Honor Society leadership: Tutoring younger kids - Hospital volunteer leadership: In charge of 4th floor playroom-every week (3-4 hours a week) - NHS blood drive supervisor - Feed my starving children (10+ times) - Fire Station Cleaning- Maintain fire trucks and SWAT vehicles - Cub Foods bagging (5+ times) - Kurt Bills reelection committee volunteer - NHS fundraising for troops volunteer - Boy Scouts highway cleanup (3+ times) - Rosemount High School concession stand operator - Children's Hospital Emergency Preparation Crew - Rosemount High School Cross Country set up team - Boy Scout July 4th representative (Past 3 years) - Salvation Army volunteer - What I've learned: -how to work well and communicate with others -bring success to a common goal -make good decisions under pressure -get the job the right the first time -inspire others -Resolve conflicts -How to build a strong, flexible, and highly effective team -How to prioritize and finish the most important things first 4) Work/Job Experience - Back waiter at Marx Fusion Bistro in Stillwater & self employeed landscaper and handyman - Responsibilities: Clean dishes, bring food to table, make appetizers - Supervision-Marx(job): Everyone supervises each other to make sure everything is done correctly - Supervision-Hospital(volunteer): 4th floor child playroom- make sure kids are safe and behave - Hours-Restaurant-Only work weekends, about 10-11 hours total a weekend - Hours-Landscaping/Handyman-whenever work around my neighborhood is needed 5) Leadership Positions - Boy Scouts (covered above) - National Honor Society (covered above) - Sports (covered above) - DECA (covered above) - Volunteering (covered above) - Ripley Military Base boy scout leadership camp attendee 6) Family Education - Mom (Education): Bachelor Degree, Medical School - Mom (Job): Pediatric Emergency Room Doctor at Children's Hospital - Dad (Education): Bachelor Degree - Dad (Job): Sales representative at ProWire Security 7) Service Academy Attendance - No immediate family, but a close cousin attends the USAFA 8) Family Income/Location - I would guess around $200,000 a year - I live with both parents - 4 people depend on my family's income - I live in a city

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It looks great with the exception of the Act 26 Math. This may be too low to be competitive for a student from an upper middle class background who is not being recruited for athletics. If the Act was taken as a Sophomore then it might be ok. A 26 Math calls into question A grades in Honors Algebra 2 and Honors Pre... More
Answered By: Tom - 12/24/2012
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