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NEWSLETTER – Edition 79

CELEBRATING MILESTONES  Last week, I was celebrating a major milestone: My oldest son got married! Grayson and Shelby married on the 4th of July, surrounded by a supportive group of family and friends. It was truly a wonderful celebration. Of course, I am excited to share that news … but I also want to tie… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 79

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 78

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: BACK TO THE BASICS  In the past couple of newsletters, I’ve written about the ways high school students might be spending their summers. In this week’s issue, I thought I would mention what I’ve been up to lately. In one word: READING. Specifically, I am going back to the basics with some of… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 78

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 77

FINDING A PASSION  What are colleges looking for when they evaluate applications from high school students? One key attribute is “passionate involvement in a few activities that are meaningful.”If you are looking for a way to help your student explore his/her interests and connect in a meaningful way to his/her passions, I have a couple… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 77

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 76

FATHERLY ADVICE: TAKE THE COLLEGE TOUR  Father’s Day is this week so, once again, Shannon asked me to share something about college admissions. This year, my decision was easier. I'm here to offer a simple piece of advice: Take the Tour.  This advice stems from a 'proud dad moment.' My daughter has been serving as an admissions tour… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 76

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 75

10 SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR ALL    Life is not all about academics. Summer is the perfect time for kids to be kids. Keep your high school students healthy and engaged with these summer activities: Read for pleasureMake time to playServe your communityGo to campGet a job or start a projectParticipate in playdates/hangoutsExercise and get outsideSleepDo… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 75

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 74

SUMMER ACTIVITIES Hip! Hip! Hooray! Summer is here! And it’s the perfect time for rising seniors to get ready for the admissions process. Check out these Top 10 Summer Activities for Rising Seniors: 1 – Write a generic admission essay. 2 – Complete one college admission application. 3 – Collect reference letters. 4 – Visit… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 74

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 73

COLLEGE OPTIONS: WHERE DOES THE SEARCH BEGIN? Whew! My week in Philadelphia at the IECA Spring Conference was exhausting - and exhilarating! Literally, I met with more than 100 admissions advisors representing colleges from coast to coast. New schools (Law School at High Point), new majors (Digital Media & Film at St. Lawrence), new programs… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 73

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 72

IECA SPRING CONFERENCE This week I'm in Philadelphia for the IECA Spring Conference. This is the first in-person conference in two years for the Independent Educational Consultants Association - and people are out in force. I was expecting several hundred people. There are more than a thousand! I've already learned so much - and have… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 72

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 71

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH I can't let the month of May go by without supporting Mental Health Awareness Month. One of my new favorite mental health resources can be found at Active Minds. Here, you'll see Active Minds promoting that mental health is part of our everyday lives. They've provided 30+ simple, unique, and accessible… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 71

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 70

MOTHERLY ADVICE I usually try to share some of my motherly advice each year in honor of Mother’s Day. As the mother of three children – ages 26, 24, and 20 – I feel like most of my heavy advice has been doled out. However, with Grayson (and Shelby) planning a summer wedding, Cooper closing… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 70