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I don’t know where I’m going to college – please don’t ask!

March 13th, 2017

The heat is on for many college applicants.  High school students are not only feeling internal pressure while waiting to hear from the college of their choice but they’re getting cross-examined by the adults in their lives, as well.

If you’re feeling this way, you’re not alone.  Sue Shellenbarger, from The Wall Street Journal, found that this is a common problem many high school students face.  The competition is fierce and they feel it not only at home, but in their surrounding community and at family gatherings, too.  Shellenbarger emphasizes that students need not feel the need to answer everyone’s questions about college decisions, and she gives some wonderful alternative answers to help students and adults alike through those tough situations.

Article below published by The Wall Street Journal on March 8, 2017

Written by:  Sue Shellenbarger

Allie Dreier, a 17-year-old from Glen Ridge, N.J., attended a friend’s family gathering recently when the question came up. A relative asked her friend, “What’s your SAT score?”

Her friend fired back, “How much do you get paid?” Ms. Dreier says. Embarrassed, the relative backed off.

At a family gathering two years ago, Ms. Dreier’s sister Missy and her cousin Emma Wishnow grew so weary of intrusive questions that they made signs reading, “I don’t want to talk about college” and held them up for all to see. Their relatives laughed and mostly kept their distance, says Missy Dreier, currently a sophomore at Harvard University.

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