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Durfee seniors apply to prestigious schools

Bryan Melo '11
News Editor
January 25, 2011

Having successfully completed the necessary schooling as mandated by the United States, millions of young adults must make the decision of what to do after high school. For many the decision falls upon which university or institution to carry on their education, or to decide what major to study--a gruesome and strenuous process for most. 

Hundreds of students of the class of 2011 are trying to decide which university to attend, with many students in high demand from prestigious universities from around the country. Several students have applied or are currently in the process of applying to universities such as Northeastern, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston University, and even to Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Brown University.

Haydy George, one of the top ranking seniors at Durfee, applied to Brown University and has recently been granted acceptance to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. George is ecstatic about the acceptance. She, along with other seniors such as Jordan Rego and Bryan Rego, has partaken in interviews with Brown alumni in the hopes of being accepted.

Others have also applied to Harvard University. Jordan Rego said,"I am confident regarding my application and I have done everything that I could do.". He also went on to say that whether or not he is accepted he is content regarding his extracurricular activities and grades earned during his high school years.

Other universities that have sparked the interest of the senior class include Chester College of New England, Quinnipiac University, Roger Williams University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College.

This year's senior class proves to be a unique blend of students with intellect, maturity, and the charisma to take on the challenges that lay ahead of them. Their willingness and confidence to apply to prestigious schools is a testament to their character. This year's seniors have the capabilities to take on these challenges and many of them have voiced their high aspirations. 

With these high hopes may also come rejection. Some students have already been handed a rejection letter, yet a positive outlook for all remains. Those who have been rejected have also been accepted to other excellent institutions and their dreams remain alive and well. The class of 2011 is filled with resiliency and does not retreat in the face of any obstacle.