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Don’t Let Senioritis Get to You!

Posted by Mireille Garcia Serrato

Seniors! This is your last year of high school and that means you should end it with good grades!

 

Although it may seem like there are still months of school left, don’t let that fool you. Homecoming is right around the corner, the semester is almost at its end, prom will be here soon, and the next thing you know, you’re walking up the stage to pick up your diploma. Time will fly by so quickly without you even noticing it.

 

Remember it is important to keep your grades up for college admission. The CSU campuses require you to maintain your GPA throughout your senior year. Show the colleges that you applied to that you are still academically prepared for university-level courses. Eventually, when the time comes to submit your final senior year grades, you can be proud of what you have accomplished. This is your last year and that means make it the best possible, and that includes your grades!


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Finding Scholarships for College

Posted by Alex Caratti

The biggest favor you can do for yourself is secure funding for college. There are tons of scholarships that go unclaimed each year. You don’t have to be the smartest or most athletic student at your school to get one. Apply and you will surprise yourself.

 

When looking for scholarships, the first thing I did was go to my guidance counselor, who had a list of scholarships I could apply to. Once I went through those, I looked for opportunities offered by local charities, companies and non-profit organizations. Finally, I looked at other online resources, such as the San Diego Foundation which uses a common application. This means you fill out only one application to apply for multiple scholarships! I applied to the San Diego Foundation and found the application process to be very easy and understandable.

 

From my experience, the best advice when applying for scholarships is follow the application instructions! I also wrote essays that told my story and when selected for an interview, I showed the panel that I was the best choice. I applied to as many scholarships as I could. Invest time and effort and you will see some great results.


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Better Yourself by Getting Involved

Posted by Grady Mitchell

I started college as a shy, introverted student living in the dorms knowing nobody on campus. I took general education courses that looked interesting with good professors, attended school and dorm events, hung out with people who I felt made me a better person, and went to organizations that I was interested in to learn more. Doing these things was not easy for me at all; feeling comfortable took time. But now I can say that I feel at home on my campus because I made the effort to put myself out there. I am heavily involved in a fraternity founded on values and ideals close to my heart, I am President of my school’s German Club and Treasurer of our Climbing Club, and I serve students on my campus as a representative in the Associated Students Inc. Board of Directors.

 

Follow your heart, take risks even when you’re afraid, and look for what is best for you!


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