Crosby Blog

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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Rigorous Coursework: How much is enough?

By swegmiller | May 28, 2020

(As I sit down to write this blog, I have a headache! The more I study, read, attend webinars, and watch videos about college admissions, the more complicated it seems! If you search, I’m convinced you can find a resource to support any position you want to take when it comes to getting into college.)… Read more »

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The secret to self-care

By kmontgomery | May 21, 2020

It sounds cliché, but when you have a healthy mind and a healthy body, you will have a healthy life. Some of us are good at maintaining a healthy body, but forget that taking care of our mental health is equally important. Others are good at maintaining a healthy mind but forget to look after… Read more »

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Test taking

By aturnermoore | May 14, 2020

Ahhh, test taking. The thought of taking a test gives most people anxiety. I am one of these people. In grade school, I would miss questions that I knew the answer to simply because of my anxiety. You can be fully prepared to take a test and still be anxious about it. That’s perfectly normal.… Read more »

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