Tag Archives: High School

School Admission Tips I Learned from Giving College Tours

Hi there! My name is Brittany, and I recently graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. One of my very favorite parts of my time at Muhlenberg was giving college tours as a tour guide for the Admissions Department. I learned lots of important skills from the job, such as walking backwards, recovering gracefully when you trip, and pulling off

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Advice for the First Day of High School

It begins with the two for one promotion for pencils and notebooks in the Sunday advertisements. Malls and shopping centers are crowded with families. Then, students, like myself, are bombarded with reminders to check their summer assignments while schedules fill our inboxes. That’s right — it’s back-to-school time. While school technically begins after Labor Day, freshmen, like myself, often have

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Independent School Advice: School Visits

Your parents have spent months looking at boarding school websites. Dozens of them. The photo galleries look amazing. The academics include courses you could only dream about taking in your current school. The athletic departments look like something you’d expect to see at college. The extracurricular activities which most schools offer are beyond extensive. That part of going to boarding

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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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