Senior acceptance: Seniors getting ready for college

Early college acceptance


Photo courtesy Lauren Hoffman

Shelby Cesario and Jessica Kronzer

Senior Thomas Bowie is going to the Missouri University of Science and Technology to play D2 golf. Bowie got the news of his acceptance after receiving a call from the coach at the university. He committed in October, and signed November 9. He has been wanting to go there for around four months, and realized quickly after visiting that it was his top priority.  Bowie plans on majoring in computer engineering because he loves programming and engineering as well as design. “I love the school because it’s a great engineering school, it is in a rural area, and [I will be] playing the sport I love.”

Senior Courtney Milot is going to her dream school, the University of Arizona. She received the news in late October, and has wanted to be accepted into the school for about one year. The big news was on her counter when she got home. During her excitement, Milot called her mom, who lives in Arizona, to share the moment with her. She has yet to decide a major , but plans on going into Astronomy or Genetic Biology. Milot likes this school because she, “eventually want to be living full time in Arizona and it’s a beautiful campus.”

Photo courtesy Courtney Milot

Senior Lauren Hoffman verbally committed to run track at Duke University in late October. Hoffman has liked Duke for many years, but only started seriously considering it a little over a year ago. She was unsure that she was qualified to get in, which caused a delay in the process. The senior decided to go to Duke for many reasons, such as it being one of the best schools in the nation, and its elite sports teams, unparalleled medical programs, and “brilliant” professors. Duke and Harvard both wanted an answer on the same day, which made Hoffman feel as though she was being put on the spot. After weighing her options, she knew Duke was where she wanted to go. After verbally committing, she felt a “…rush of emotions. I was overjoyed, excited, and relieved.” She is undecided about her major, however at the moment, she is looking into pre-med or pre-dental. “The campus is absolutely beautiful from the stunning architecture of the buildings to the botanical gardens. I admire that the students are diverse and academically driven, but they also have an animated school spirit! When I visited the school, I instantly felt like I belonged,” said Hoffman.