It’s about that time of year. The days are shorter, midterms are coming up, the always frightening senioritis is starting to kick in. By December 1st, some of the students who applied early decision are getting into colleges and universities.
There are about 15 seniors who have received acceptance letters. According to the College Counseling office at BL, about 10 of these students are committed athletes.
“It was nice to know that it was official even though I already thought I was getting in. I don’t have to worry about that stuff any more,” commented Michael Peters. Peters was the first senior to get his acceptance letter back, and he will be attending Randolph-Macon College next fall.
An acceptance into a University or College can relax seniors and makes them feel like their hard work was worth something. Some people decide to take it easy
after their acceptance, but others keep going so they can keep up with what they need to do in college.
“I’m still going to work hard no matter what. I really like school and I want to learn as much as I can so I can be ready,” said Parker Hopkins. Hopkins will be attending Wake Forest in the fall and is very excited to go.
However, some committed athletes still feel the weight from the stress of the application.
“I got accepted on November 30th. It felt really good even though I already knew where I was going. I wanted to know about the scholarship money. It took a huge weight off my shoulders to figure
out about that. I also am glad I’m done with applications for the rest of the year,” said Garret Voigt.
Voigt will be attending Ohio Wesleyan University next fall, and he will be playing lacrosse there. Voigt was committed for lacrosse, but that did not take away the stress he had from the application, nor the relief he got when he was accepted.
“They [seniors] will probably be done [applications] around April 1st, but most will be done a little before then. Not many will be done before the break, probably less than a third,” said Mrs. Badmington, one of the college counselors a BL.
While most of the seniors wait patiently for their applications to be accepted, or don’t even know where they are applying to yet, it is good to know that at least some of the seniors are finished and ready to help their brothers through the college process.