Ten Apples a Day...Keeps Colleges Beating at Your Doors

Describe your personal characteristics, accomplishments, primary interests, plans, and goals. What sets you apart?


I eat ten apples a day, cores and all. My love for apples is an integral part of my identity, just like my passion for living, learning, and laughing. My teachers and peers have always recognized my drive; one math teacher even remarked in his Caribbean-tinged accent, "You have a fire in your eyes now," on the day I decided I would win the chapter Mathcounts competition. Ever since elementary school those who don't know me have stereotyped me as the traditional overachiever positioned at the top of her class, playing the violin and winning math competitions. However, my friends know that in truth, I'm the kid who laughs so hard she falls out of her chair, cries over cheesy romance movies, and stays up until 3AM reading "Calvin and Hobbes" on school nights.

Although I've been fortunate to win various academic awards, the time I've spent on service and leadership has meant more to me than the time I've spent studying. The Saturdays I spend running the concession stands at University of Georgia football games are a whirlwind: I spend hours selling overpriced food and drinks to zealous (and sometimes drunk) fans in order to raise money for service activities. I love going to the homeless...

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