Crosby Blog

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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Make Your Summers Count

By kmontgomery | Jun 18, 2020

Back in high school, my summers consisted of socializing with friends, sleeping in every day, and laying poolside. Although I look back on those times with fond memories, I regret not making my summers count. Whether you enjoy cooking, robotics, theater, or basketball, there’s always a summer enrichment program out there for you to join.… Read more »

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Consider a HBCU

By aturnermoore | Jun 11, 2020

Attending a Historically Black College and University, HBCU, was the best choice for me and I recommend HBCUs to all students. Out of the 111 colleges and universities in North Carolina, 12 are HBCUs. There is a myth that only black, or African American students can attend HBCUs. All ethnicities are welcome at HBCUs, some… Read more »

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Why being the exception should not be your rule.

By jjamison | Jun 3, 2020

Why being the exception should not be your rule. Ever seen a sign at someone’s desk that reads, “Poor Planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.”?  I really do enjoy working with students and helping them to achieve their goals.  I love the “a-ha” moments when it all seems to click… Read more »

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