Category Archives: Student Spotlight

Ditching Coed? No Need to Worry!

The decision to attend an Independent high school was, for the most part, pretty easy for me. Ramsey New Jersey’s Don Bosco Prep offered new academic rigors, nationally recognized athletic programs, a rich history of tradition, and many other positive qualities not applicable to my local public high school. It seemed like a no-brainer, I mean, what was there not

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Elmont Memorial High Valedictorian Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Universities

Wow, can you imagine what it would take to gain acceptance into all eight Ivy League Universities? Elmont Memorial High School Valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna has a good idea, and so does her predecessor, Elmont’s 2015 Salutatorian Harold Ekeh. Both students achieved the feat through hard work, perseverance, dedication and plenty of extracurricular activities — Harold calls it being “over-involved” — but also by simply

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SSAT Study Tips: My Six-Week Plan for SSAT Prep

If you’re preparing for the SSAT and have come to this blog looking for tips, you probably wouldn’t expect to find the word “fun” jumping out at you. Believe it or not, preparing for the SSAT can be as fun as you make it to be, and science has proven that people learn best when they’re having fun. The more entertaining and enjoyable

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SXSWedu Student Startup Competition: What’s Your Business Idea?

That’s the thought behind the Student Startup Competition powered by LaunchGen. This year’s competition — the second annual — concluded this past Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the SXSWedu(R) Conference in Austin, Texas. In late 2015, high school students from Central Texas schools were invited to  apply and showcase their business ideas for the SXSWedu Student Startup Competition. This past week, the finalists got

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From Homeschool to Independent School

Note from the editor: Please welcome ThomasP! Thomas is a new student blogger who will be sharing his perspective on considering and applying to independent school, as well as tips for SSAT practice. Read more about Thomas on our Student Contributors page.   Since everyone’s situation will differ, there may be as many reasons for a student to seek out

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