Nina Sao

Nina Sao

College Essay/Poem

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Quote?

"Who is it who decides that one man should live and another should die? My life wasn't worth any more than his, but he's the one whose buried, while i get to enjoy at least a few more hours above the ground. It is chance, random, and cruel, or is there some purpose or pattern to all this, even if it lies beyond our kin?"-written by Christopher Paolini

Extra Cric

Entered Key Club and joined the Lymphoma Leukemia Club this year as a way of branching into school events and into other volunteering opportunities.

Community Service and Interests

I order to narrow down possibilities for future careers post high school and college, I decided that volunteering would be a good way to go. During my freshman and sophomore year, I was a volunteer at Alvarado Hospital in the main building and the rehabilitation center. It was rather interesting interacting with patients and other hospital personnel, as well as getting acquainted with the actual setting of working in a hospital. Now, I currently volunteer at my school library shelving books and also coming up with ideas on how to better improve the library and have students use it more. 

I'm still trying to figure out my passions and interests that could turn into a tangible career. But so far I've found that I enjoy helping others who would like to receive such aid. I enjoy peering into the physiological realm of people and why they think and do certain things. Listening to real people's emotion and understanding their emotion and feelings is particularly bizarre. Overall my interests circle around people and how they can be helped and how they can come together.

Parent Brag Sheet

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Parent Brag Sheet

1.  What do you consider to be the outstanding accomplishments of your child during the past three or four years?  Why did you select these as the most important?

My child is consistently able to maintain her good grades and she has done more than 100 hours of volunteer work at AlvaradoHospital when she was in 9th grade. Volunteering is the best way to prepare her for an adult hood.

2.  In what areas has your child shown the most development and growth during the past three to four years?

Her maturity and better use of her time to do school work.

3.  What do you consider to be his/her outstanding personality traits?

She is very considerate of others.

4.  What are the best five adjectives that describe your son/daughter?

The best five adjectives to describe my daughter are kind, polite, mature, pretty and smart.

5.  Are there any unusual or personal circumstances that have affected your child’s educational experience?

No.

Personal Profile

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College Poem

Emptiness so vast it goes on for years.

The beginning of life is never noticed by the one who lives it

The beginning is wrote by those who saw yet impossible by the one who did.

It was so busy yet quiet yet nice sounding to me

My life seems to have been lived before me

from my genes not being my own

they have been passed down

the ultimate hand me down and family heirloom

So silent yet busy all to make me

My current living relied indirectly from bread

Donuts and muffins and croissants all mine for the taking

No authentic French

Fat with chocolate and creamy fluff

breads all baked: the perfect perfume scent

in this little room so busy yet quiet and lonely to me

Kids forced into understanding struggling with attention

prefer the shifting craze of child minds, controlled chaos reigns.

Preferably the lands of Del Mar yet unable to use any tickets the rides so huge and terrifying

Everything is terrifying

Animals also smell when not washed

People should wash animals more

So busy yet quiet and scary to me.

Kids grow, and the chaos is some what contained

people never stop the insanity or try in vain to find the order

in math or speech which can make sense

or hide from it in the land before times or with kids next door

The people try to prove or share

So busy so twisted yet fragile to me

Kids make connections

friendly or more so

we try to find love and die with veins of

frustration, embarrassment, false hope

we laugh and I smile all the while the life continues

Water, so thick and smooth

yet cannot float atop it

how can one be so attached,

yet fear it all the same?

Drinking, swimming, admiring

the shimmer that gave possibilities

And water bending would have been cool too

the perfect setting.

Confused about identity until 12

life lived in a sector so odd yet

so adored by others

Mulan has always been favored

(Mulan ll not so much)

How could so much confusion exist in

a conscience coherent person?

So busy so complex

but amazing to me

Family constant

all through this

still friendly still fighting

still all part of this

links like chains

So full so lively but crazy to me

What is life?

Too much philosophy pondered

from where I come from

and how it has come to me

Do people ponder the smells of bread

or the feel the tempurpedic beds?

Space is all

So tiny still trying

to be tiny me

Personal Profile

1. The three qualities you like best about yourself are...

I’m not exactly the most curious person but I enjoy the extrospective side of myself. Living inside of my brain is a 24/7 occupation so using my conscience to peer into something outside of myself is an adventurous relief.  I also enjoy the fact that I’m able to discern the importance of topics easily. Although my mind can venture down various avenues of thinking, straightforward thinking most times can lead to saving time and energy.

2. The accomplishments you are most proud of are...

My best accomplishment is my reputation. It might sound self conscience, but it is comfort in knowing there are people who are willing to help you for the sole reason you help them.

3. The outside of school activity that has been most rewarding for you is....because....

I enjoyed competition bowling because I learned about accuracy.  One component off kilter pushes the ball on an undesired path. Do all components correctly and try best to repeat it. Perfection is not required but as a person reaches perfection, life isn’t so troublesome.

4. What is your greatest area of weakness, and why?

My Achilles heel is giving in too much. I do not adapt well to conflict or fighting and prefer that they cease quickly.One of the easiest ways to do so is to simply give up the argument.

5. Are there any “extenuating circumstances” that I should include in the recommendation? For example: difficult adjustment to high school; family structure change; illness or other personal issues, etc.

My family has issues about letting other people into their lives about being able to trust them. They prefer seclusion and doing tasks themselves which limit their social interaction with anyone other than family. 

6. Right now, what are your top priorities?

My current priority is finishing up this year strong and applying for colleges soon.

Valhalla Recommendation Sheet

Valhalla Recommendation Request Envelope

Name:School ID#:

Student phone #:Student email address:

Included in the folder with completed cover sheet attached outside:

_____ Resume

_____ Transcript

_____ Parent Brag Sheet

_____Student Brag Sheet (Personal Profile)

_____Any other info the writer might not know about you

Recommendation Schools and Deadlines (in chronological order)

School________________________________________________Deadline ____________________________

Teacher Recommendation Form included and completely filled out and signed   Y/ N

Is this recommendation online Y/ N

If not, is an addressed and stamped envelope provided Y / N

School________________________________________________Deadline ____________________________

Teacher Recommendation Form included and completely filled out and signed   Y/ N

Is this recommendation online Y/ N

If not, is an addressed and stamped envelope provided Y / N

School________________________________________________Deadline ____________________________

Teacher Recommendation Form included and completely filled out and signed   Y/ N

Is this recommendation online Y/ N

If not, is an addressed and stamped envelope provided Y / N

School________________________________________________Deadline ____________________________

Teacher Recommendation Form included and completely filled out and signed   Y/ N

Is this recommendation online Y/ N

If not, is an addressed and stamped envelope provided Y / N

Who else will be writing a letter of recommendation for you?  ____________________________

Suggestions that will ease the recommendation/application process for everyone:

  • A well-timed (two weeks notice at least) request for a recommendation and a thank you note (after the letter has been sent or once your college plans are confirmed) should definitely be a part of this process.

  • Pay close attention to the directions provided by each individual school.

  • Print neatly or type when filling out all forms (presentation does make a difference)

Education

Education
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

Valhalla High School

Currently, I have a 4.2 GPA with a rank of 37 out of 510 with a composite SAT score of 1670.

Senior Year:

Advanced Placement Calculus

Advanced Placement Art History

Advanced Placement Literature and Composition

Advanced Placement Government

Honors Economy

Physics

Construction Technology

Junior Year:

Advanced Placement Pre-Calculus

Advance Placement Language and Composition

Advanced Placement United States History

Physiology and Anatomy

Aerobic Dance

Sophmore Year

Honors Chemistry

Peer Tutoring

Honors English

Honors Algebra ll

Spanish 

Advanced Placement World History

Freshman Year

Spanish

Honors Geometry

Honors English

Biology

Physical Education

Advanced Placement Pre World History

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