College acceptances at Battlefield

Battlefield students get early acceptances to college


Carter Lawler poses with her acceptance letter to Shenandoah University

By Allison Brown and Anna Parsons, Authors

  As winter break is approaching, Battlefield students are getting more nervous about receiving their college acceptance letters. Getting into a dream school to study a fascinating major is something that a lot of students wish to do. As deadlines have come and gone, colleges are reviewing their submitted applications and making their best choices. While most students are patiently waiting for their colleges to decide, some seniors have already been accepted into the school of their dreams.

  Carter Lawler recently received her acceptance letter to Shenandoah University’s Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing. “I’ve always wanted to go into medicine and I can’t wait to take classes on it,” Lawler shares. Having Shenandoah so close to home was a big factor on why Lawler chose this school over others. She also shares, “It is small, personal, close to home, and has a truly amazing nursing program.” Lawler will join many Shenandoah students, new and returning, in the programs small class sizes to get a good hands-on learning experience. The Nursing School consists of a four year program taught by an experienced faculty advisor.

  Julia Holroyd will be joining the Lancers of Longwood to becomes an Athletic Training major. “I chose Longwood because the environment is so closely knitted, and also having it be a small school is a plus,” Holroyd explains. The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) which is used to prepare their students for a pre-professional career in sports medicine and physical therapy. Outside of her major, Holroyd is most excited for “the fun traditions Longwood has to offer, such as color wars, Friendsgiving, and ‘The Game’.”

   Hartley Hall will be staying close to home to attend her dream school in the fall. “I’m going to William and Mary next year. I am still deciding on a major but I know I’m going to do a pre-med track.” To many students, the campus feel is a big part of choosing a school. Hall appreciated William and Mary’s campus feel, “The reason I chose William and Mary was because it had such a welcoming campus and a great education. I was instantly drawn to it the minute I walked on campus. It was my “aha” moment. I’m excited to further my education, meet new people, and gain important life skills!” Like lots of others, Hall has worked very hard all four years of high school to attend a college that best fits her liking.

    Choosing the right college can be a very difficult and long process but once the right one is found everything is worth it in the end.