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Institution: Princeton University

Study: Major in engineering


High School Experience

I attended Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Florida. Overall, I had a great high school experience. I enjoyed my large school size, with 5,000 students, because I’m a social person. I loved studying together with friends for tests, getting to know all my teachers on a deeper level, and meeting as many new people as possible. I think that opening up to others is extremely important because everyone is going through a similar journey together — it is helpful to be able to rely on others and not be afraid to ask for help when needed.


Course choices

I have always been a pretty well-rounded person and enjoyed the vast majority of my classes. I think that all classes manage to benefit each other in one way or another. However, I have always been interested in becoming an engineer since both my parents are pilots so I have witnessed the incredible feats of engineering from a young age. This led to to take an aeronautical engineering class and physics.


AP/IBs

AP Psychology: 5

AP Human Geo: 5

AP Biology: 5

AP Language: 4

AP Spanish: 5

AP US History: 5

AP Art History: unknown

AP AP US Gov: unknown

AP Comparative Politics: unknown

AP Microeconomics: unknown

AP Macroeconomics: unknown

AP Physics 1: unknown

AP Literature: unknown

AP Calc AB: unknown


GPA

3.98 unweighted, 5.44 weighted


Standardized Testing

ACT: 34

SAT Math 2: 750

SAT US History: 710

SAT Biology: 750


Extracurriculars

  • Grade 12: member, chemistry club

  • Grade 11, 12: employee, "You Ask, We Tutor"

  • Grade 10, 11, 12: Rho Kappa Social Studies Honors Society

  • Grade 11, 12: National Honor Society

  • Grade 9, 10, 11, 12: Head of Media Operations, Habitat for Humanity

  • Grade 9, 10, 11, 12: member, UNICEF

  • Grade 9, 10, 11: Debbie's Dream, fundraiser

  • Grade 10, 11, 12: HAAPE, fundraiser

  • Grade 9, 10: member, Marine Science Society

  • Grade 9, 10, 11: executive board, student government association


Recommendations

I had a great relationship with my teachers that wrote my red letters. They both knew my bubbly and outgoing personality and could vouch for my work ethic. I would often engage with them in class and see them outside of class if I had questions.


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