Crosby Blog

Interview with College Admissions Officers

By jjamison | Aug 13, 2020

As the Senior Program Coordinator with Crosby Scholars Iredell County, I get a lot of questions from students about the college application process.  Most of the time students and parents want me to get my crystal ball out and answer questions, that usually have the same answer… “It depends on the school”, “Schools handle that… Read more »

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Meet Noah Baldwin

By nbaldwin | Aug 6, 2020

Hello, everyone! My name is Noah Baldwin, and I am excited to join Crosby Scholars as your new Near Peer Senior Advisor!  Did you know that students who were advised in the 2010-11 academic year were 25% more likely to apply to college than their classmates and 34% more likely to be accepted into a… Read more »

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Making a Perfect Choice

By swegmiller | Jul 30, 2020

Many high school seniors have a difficult time trying to figure out what to do after high school. One of the reasons is the fear of making the “wrong” choice. Which college is the perfect choice? What major is the perfect choice? I’m writing this blog post to say I don’t think there is a… Read more »

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Tips for a successful school year!

By ascott | Jul 27, 2020

This school year will be like no other. Although COVID-19 has changed the school year for many students and teachers, we understand the transition to digital learning maybe difficult. We believe that every student has the chance to be successful and we are here to help make sure COVID-19 doesn’t stop that success. Here are… Read more »

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Choose the Program, not the College

By kmontgomery | Jul 23, 2020

The college search and application process can be a difficult one to start without knowing what your first steps should be. Parents and high school seniors tend to feel overwhelmed before beginning the process because they don’t know where to start. Crosby Scholars exists to help ease the inevitable anxiety that joins students and parents!… Read more »

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Meet your new Middle School Coordinator!

By ascott | Jul 13, 2020

Hi guys! My name is Ashley Scott, I’m your new Middle School Coordinator. I’m excited to join Crosby Scholars and I can’t wait to meet everyone. What attracted me to this position was that I would have the opportunity to help students prepare for college and give positive advice from my college experience. The Crosby… Read more »

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Covid or College: Do I Have to Choose?

By jjamison | Jul 10, 2020

So many things in our world have changed in the last 3 months and it IS extremely overwhelming.  Last year my conversations with students and parents were centered around what to bring to college, understanding changes to parent student relationships with FERPA and enjoying the excitement of the new year through Facebook and Instagram posts. … Read more »

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Community Service

By aturnermoore | Jul 2, 2020

One of our requirements for the program is for students to complete two hours of community service. Whenever I meet with middle school students I ask them what they think about when I say community service. Most students talk about picking up trash on the side of the road. While that isn’t wrong, I’d like… Read more »

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Why You Need Extracurricular Activities

By swegmiller | Jun 25, 2020

During this early part of summer, I am meeting individually with some students from the class of 2021. I am their Senior Advisor. The purpose of our meetings is to see how ready each student is for the college application season. I have to tell you that we have some excellent students in our Iredell… Read more »

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