My son had about the same stats, actually. He did have unique things going for him-- helped me to raise his 3 younger siblings, he's from a very econimically challenged home and communtity, works very hard on weekends and summers doing labor for a construction company to help his family financially. Plays and Captains 3 sports. Volunteers for several non-profits. And he is minority. Sounds like your kiddo is a great candidate as well. Its so hard to know what they are looking for because there are so many great kids out there, it must be hard to be on the selection committee. I lean towards thinking a higher power is part of this whole process.