Seniors, now that most of you are at the end of your college admissions process, if you were to stand on a stage and give an Academy Award-style thank you speech naming everyone who helped you get to the college you’re planning to attend, who would you name?
A few suggestions:
- Your high school counselor
- People who wrote your letters of recommendation
- Your parents
- The teachers, counselors, or others who reviewed your essays
- Older friends or siblings who shared some college wisdom
- Teachers who—at any point during high school—went out of their way to help, guide, or mentor you
- Anyone else who helped, advised, encouraged, supported, or otherwise took an interest in your college journey
Whoever you named in this imaginary exercise deserves an actual thank-you (and if they don’t know already, they likely want to find out where you’re going to college!). You don’t have to stand on a stage to do it. A sincere, thoughtful note will suffice. Here’s a past post with some advice on how to do that well.