By Emily Nevinger
I’ve read about 15,000 college essays, so believe me when I tell you I’ve seen every topic under the sun. There are the essays I wish I could unread, too crude to even mention here, and essays from my early days as an admissions counselor that still stick with me today. There have been hilarious anecdotes, emotional tell-alls, and countless stories about making the winning goal as the game clock expired. I always appreciated the essays that would transport me from my neverending application reading days to the blissful land of high school seniors on the verge of greatness. From smiles and tears to questions about judgement, college essays have the potential to resonate with college admission counselors and impact your admission decision. (more…)
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A few Allendale Columbia Lower School kindergarten and second grade girls, with guidance from Enrichment Specialist Martha Bjorklund, submitted essays and pictures to the 4th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Essay Contest, presented by St. John Fisher College. Second Grader, Phoenix Herlong, was awarded honorable mention for her grade level. Great job Phoenix!
Sports Rock by Phoenix Herlong, grade 2
It is important to play sports because it makes you healthy. In roller skating I started out really wobbly but I got some advice from my mom and dad. Now I don’t go step by step I just go side by side. Roller skating is really really fun and I wish I could do it everyday. When I ice skate I go really fast and I don’t fall down as much as everyone else. There was a deep water spot at the rink and a person accidentally fell in, but I avoided it. One time I tried carrying my brother but we fell down because he is heavy. You don’t get old if you do sports.