To get into the college of your choice, you need not have PERFECT grades and scores and extracurricular activities; in short, you need not be perfect in everything. Identify what truly stands out in you and realize that as your differentiator. Remember, you are SPECIAL and your experiences make you the person you are.
Your college admission officer is looking for interesting and unique students. Being YOU is what makes you unique and interesting. Bring that out in your essay in your own voice and voila!, you have become that.Image credit: http://www.careerhubblog.com/