I’m sure you’ve heard of the recent events about college admissions in the news and I want you to know that you all have been on my mind whenever I think about what has happened. Another counselor shared this article with me this morning and I thought it needed to be shared with you all too, especially as college application decisions are continuing to roll in. I hope you know your worth has ALWAYS been about more than the school you attend, the classes you take, or the grades you get. I hope your time here has shaped you and helped you grow. And no matter where you’ll be in the fall, I hope you know none of that growth or time has been in vain. I also hope you are able to enjoy the growth for the journey that it’s been and that you can be excited about beginning to become the person you were meant to be someday.
And be reminded that your merits, great and small, have been your own. That’s something to be proud of. So in case nobody has told you lately, I am SO proud of you. ALL of you.
Give this a read, and have a great spring break!
Oh, and for any underclassmen reading this, know that it was meant for you also. Keep this in mind as you navigate course selections and build your own college list. Your time here has always been about more than that. I hope you can use that perspective to empower yourselves in the future. It belongs to you too!