College Application Retreat

First Graduate® seniors had a blast at their Senior Application Retreat! Thank you to Marriah, Aileen, and Tammy for leading such amazing workshops for our seniors to participate in!

What has become remarkable about the College Application Retreat, which I’ve done for the past 5 years, are how some things are predictable and how some things are always new. This year I saw the same hope and excitement around beginning of the journey that’s remained constant with our students. I also saw a fierceness and determination as their eyes locked onto the papers where they drafted their personal statements: an image always unique and always renewing.

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