Category Archives: Spotlight on Seniors

Stay on top of deadlines

It’s senior year, and the clock is ticking.   It seems that your final year of high school is all about deadlines. While you can’t control the timeline you’re under to complete paperwork and applications, you can manage your deadlines and … Continue reading

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Congrats, grads!

To all you soon-to-be high school graduates: congratulations! You’ve worked hard these past four years — it’s time to take a moment and appreciate all you’ve accomplished! Your life has likely been running in high gear for the last year… Continue reading

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Testing…1, 2, 3

Seniors, you’ve got some big tests coming up — even though the ACTs and SATs are behind you, and finals aren’t until the end of the year. As the end of the school year approaches, you should be thinking about… Continue reading

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A senior’s take on senioritis

Caitlin Grey is a senior at Alameda High School  in Alameda, California. For almost four years, she’s been reporting and writing commentaries for Youth Radio-Youth Media International , a Peabody Award-winning youth-driven production company in downtown Oakland. She is very passionate… Continue reading

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Don’t let senioritis get you down

High school seniors, do you feel like you’re coming down with something? Not feeling as ambitious as usual? Thinking you might just want to coast ‘til the end of the year? You might have a case of senioritis.  A little… Continue reading

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FAFSA Q&A

Although it’s only January, now is the time to start getting serious about your funding for college  next year. For high school seniors applying for financial aid for the first time, that means completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal… Continue reading

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A chance to win money for college

Senior year is all about planning and saving for college. And part of your planning process should include a scholarship search. One easy way to get started is to enroll in the Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS® Program & CollegeSTEPS Scholarship Sweepstakes1…. Continue reading

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Senior savings plan

If you’re a high school senior, the cost of college probably isn’t your top concern right now. Usually during that first semester of senior year, you’re more worried about getting into the school you want  — not how you’ll pay… Continue reading

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Senior day

If you’re a high school senior, how are you going about exploring the colleges that interest you? Are you searching online? Talking to your parents or guidance counselor? Reading up on the literature colleges send you? These are all good… Continue reading

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Stay on track during senior year

As a high school senior, you’ve got a busy year ahead of you. While you might be mentally ready to set things on “coast,” now is not the time for that! Besides keeping up your grades, you’ve got a bunch… Continue reading

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