Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jan 2011 - Jun 2015
GPA: 4.765, ACT score: 33
AP Literature, AP Government/Economics, AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science
AP Language and Composition, AP U.S. History, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Biology, AP Art Studio
Honors English, AP World History, Honors Chemistry, Honors Algebra II, Honors Spanish 5-6, Art 1-2
Honors English, Pre-AP World History, Honors Geometry, Biology, Spanish 3-4, P.E.
Here's what my parents have to say about me.
This is an essay I wrote for the common application prompt.
The Personal Profile sheet has detailed information about who I am.
The girls from my youth group at a retreat.
My 4x50 freestyle relay team after placing 3rd in CIF Division 2 finals.
Varsity 4 years/ 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Heartland Swim Association Senior Team 4 years, 2012-2015
My name is Elizabeth Horn and I am a senior at Valhalla High School. I am planning on attending a four year university after graduating high school. My top colleges are Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, and Biola. I am not sure what career I would pursue, but I am interested in majoring in applied math.
Two of my favorite activities are swimming and art. I have been a member of the VHS varsity swim team since freshman year. I also swim on a year round club team through Heartland swim Association. Swimming on a club team have given me a competitive sport to be involved in, a close group of friends, as well as a value for hard work and time management. I also enjoy art. Art allows me to express myself creatively especially in my AP Art class I had the opportunity to take past year.
I have also been very involved with my church's youth group throughout high school. This past summer I had an amazing experience volunteering at Indian Hills Camp through my church with many of the other high schoolers from my youth group.
Indian Hills Camp:
300 hours- This past summer I volunteered on staff at Indian Hills Camp for 5 weeks. During this time I worked with the kids as well as doing other work projects at the camp. This was a really neat experience because I was able to serve God and grow in my faith, be encouraged spiritually by my friends, as well as work with kids.
30+hours- Every Wednesday last school year and this year, I have been volunteering at a Christian club after school at Jamacha Elementary School. I enjoy doing this because I love working with kids and having the opportunity to share my faith with them.
Heartland Summer League Coaching:
Last summer, I worked as a summer league swim coach through Heartland Swim Association. Though difficult at first, it turned out to be a valuable experience that taught me to go out of my comfort zone. As this was my first experience working with kids, through coaching I was able to realize how much I enjoy it.
This past summer, I had the opportunity to go on a missions trip to Nicaragua for a week with my church's youth group. We helped run a VBS for the children there was well as serving them meals and working on various projects. It was a really eye opening experience because I was able to serve God and others in new ways and be exposed to another culture where people live so simply yet are so joyful.
1st Team All-League 9th-11th grade for swim
CIF finalist 9th-11th grade
CSF Honors Society Member
AP Scholar with Honor