Hello there.
I am currently a first-semester senior at a small magnet school in the South. Perhaps someone could give me some insight as to how competitive I am regarding scholarship money within the TN State school system (i.e. UTK, MTSU, TTU, etc.), as well as competitiveness for other, more prestigious schools (such as Vanderbilt, Harvard, etc.) Here are a few ‘stats:’

ACT (30) (29)
English (35) (35)
Math (25) (26)
Reading (32) (26)
Science (28) (30)

SAT (1980)
M (540)
V (690)
W (750)

I am, without a doubt, retaking both of these tests in the near future, in hopes that I will score better.

3.93 GPA (unweighted) with challenging courses in high school (e.g. Honors, 3 AP Courses)

VERY involved in extracurriculars…here is a ‘copy’ of my resume:

Extracurricular Activities
Varsity Sports
·Cross country
oGirls’ Captain, State Qualifier, All-County, and Varsity Letter (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
oAll Mid-State Runner, 2nd place Regional Competition (2006)
·Basketball – Varsity Letters (2005, 2006)
·Track – Varsity Letter (Spring 2007), Upcoming participant (Spring 2009)
·Swimming – Participant (2007-08 Season)

School-Sponsored Clubs
·Student Council
oClass Vice-President (2005-2006, 2006-2007)
oClass President (2008-2009)
·Future Business Leaders of America
oMember (2007-2008) & Secretary (2008-2009)
oRegional Competition – 1st place Leadership and 2nd place Public Speaking
oState Competition – 6th place awards in Ethics, Public Speaking, and Human Resource Management
·National Honor Society Member (2007-2008, 2008-2009)
oVolunteer Tutor
·National Forensics League Member (2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2008-2009)
o4th Place Forensics District Tournament – Prose (2006-2007), 4th Place Portland Tournament – Storytelling (2008)
·Newspaper Staff (2005-2006)
·Latin Club (2005-2006)
·Homecoming Committee (2008-2009)

·Perfect Attendance – Freshman/Sophomore Years (2005-2007)
·“A” Honor Roll – Freshman/Sophomore/Junior Years (2005-2008)
·National Latin Exam – Honorary Award – Magna Cum Laude (Latin I & Latin II)
·National Spanish Exam – Honorable Mention – Spanish I
·Drama Award – Freshman/Sophomore Years (2005-2007)
·Selected as Girls’ State Alternate (2007-2008)
·“Socrates” Award – Voted on by teachers (2007-2008)
·West Point Summer Leaders Seminar – Law Department Award (Summer 2008)
·United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar Participant (Summer 2008)
·2-time Country Music Half-Marathon Finisher
·Country Music Marathon Finisher (Pending April 2009)

Community Activities
·Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (OLOL) Church Youth Group (2005-Present)
·OLOL Parish Council – Youth Representative (2007-Present)
·OLOL Masses – Reader & Eucharistic Minister (2007-Present)
·SEARCH for Christian Maturity – Retreat for high school juniors & seniors (Oct. 2007)
·Diocese of Nashville Catholic Youth Council – Elected Representative [Northern Region] (2008-Present)
·Teen Court – Lawyer and Juror (2007-Present)
·Youth Leadership Workshop (July 2008)
·OLOL Youth Leader Core Team (2008-2009)
·OLOL Religious Education Teacher – 5th grade (2008-2009)
·“Teens with Christ” Retreat – Leader (September 2008)

Volunteer Activities
·Think Pink! for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Chief Organizer of Fashion Show to raise money (2006)
·Vacation Bible School Volunteer (Summer 2005, Summer 2006)
·“Rock for Relief” Tornado Benefit Concert – One of head organizers for concert after tornado devastated homes in surrounding area; event sponsored by Student Council (2006)
·“Urban Plunge” – 24 hours of Community Service (April 2008)
·Relay for Life (2008)
·Catholic Heart Work Camp – 5-day Mission Trip with OLOL Church Youth Group (Summer 2008)

Work Experience
·Tutoring – Dena McCarthy/Tracee Beach (2007-Present)
·Lifeguard/Swim Instructor – YMCA of Middle Tennessee (May 2007-October 2008)

Alright, then…

What do you think?
I am certainly extremely confused about college right now – it basically has taken up the entire capacity of my brain for the past few months, and it likely will do the same until May 1, when at last a decision is made.

Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you!

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