Celebrating Decision Day 2018

Today, the Schuler High School Class of 2018 will be revealing their college choice. Schuler staff, College Scholars, and alumni are celebrating their achievement and hard work over the years.  Be sure to check out our Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/schulerscholar/) for all of the reveals for #CollegeSigningDay.

Check out these words of encouragement from Schuler Alums:

“College can be a new start for you. Who do you want to be? Explore, fail, and learn. Be better than you were yesterday.”
Omar Quintana
Babson College 2020
HPHS 2016

“Congrats to the class of 2018! You did it!!! A quick tip for college: Don't forget to call your parents!”
Nkese Jack
Occidental College 2020
WTHS 2016

"Whose world is this? The world is yours’-Nas. Congratulations Scholars! You're more ready than you know and you'll conquer your journey transitioning into college with all the training you've had until now. Until then, survive senioritis and keep pressing! You're almost there!”
Melwin Rajan 
Villanova University 2020
WTHS 2016

“Congratulations Scholars!! You're about to start an exciting new chapter and going from being ‘Class of 2018’ to ‘Class of 2022!’ Get ready for challenges and adventure. YOU did it, and you are about to do so much more!!”
Daniela Cerna-Nunez
Knox College 2021
WTHS 2017

“Congrats soon to be college students! Remember that work is important, but so is time to do fun things. Schedule it in if you have to.”
Annita Machanickal
Davidson College 2019
MEHS 2015

“Congrats to the class of 2018! You have come a long way, but the journey does not stop; it's just the beginning”
Jada Brown
Kalamazoo College 2021
Collins Academy 2017

“I send my congratulations to all of the 2018 grads!! I'm extremely proud of all of them. My words of wisdom will be to always believe in themselves, regardless of what other people say, because if they've made it this far, nobody can stop them from achieving their dreams :)”
Aurora Zamudio Lopez
Marquette University 2021
HPHS 2017

“Congratulations Class of 2018! You all are about to embark on one of the most exciting times of your life. Stay open-minded, humble and thankful for all opportunities that arise on your path. As the Schuler Scholar Program highlights, always set forth your personal best because, wherever you all go, you represent the Schuler Scholar Program!”
Yesenia Uribe
Lake Forest College 2021
RLHS 2017

Congratulations, Scholars! By successfully applying and committing to a college of your dreams, you're taking your first steps toward rewarding and fulfilling careers. Keep working hard and enjoy the rest of senior year!
Nevyn Neal
Williams College 2021
RLHS 2017 

“Amazing job on your journey so far! Maintain a big picture goal and don't sweat the immediate stresses of "this final" or "that paper". You are a high-potential, high-achieving being, and must continue to grow, learn , and develop forever because this is why you were chosen. Chosen for Schuler, for your college - you are wonderful, talented, and smart and diminishing any of that would be a travesty. Asking for help is smart, especially before you really need it - this shows initiative and strong work ethic, which of course you have. The process of discovering who you are is constant and not something you will find out freshman or senior year magically, but a gradual process of picking at your already brilliant exterior to further uncover the facets of you for your whole life. Maintain a personal standard of excellence because you deserve it, not because you owe it to anyone or need to prove it. Learn for the sake of filling your brilliant mind with ideas on how to improve your surroundings, to advance progress. Be you and confident to be you. Best of luck with any future challenges and heartache, it shall pass. You got this.”
Kamila Lada
Mount Holyoke College 2017
RLHS 2013

“Congratulations to the Class of 2018! I hope that you all enter college with an open mind because freshman year is all about learning about yourself as a person and using that knowledge to help you succeed in the future! Once again, congrats! We are all so proud of you! :)”
Riya Parikh
Gettysburg College 2020
MEHS 2016

“Hello ALMOST college scholars!!! I am so proud of you all and every college is SO lucky to have you all next year. Remember you deserve to be there. I am a junior at Colorado College and love it here! My favorite memory of college is either in the classroom (future teacher!) or with my amazing friends! Good luck!!”
Ariel Fillion
Colorado College 2019
CRSM 2015

“Congrats on finishing high school! Ahead of you lies not only more work, though you will be well prepared for it, but also good fun. There is much to look forwards to, so keep your head up and take every day in stride. Good luck friends!”
Eduardo Ruiz
Grinnell College 2021
WTHS 2017

“Whether you see it as good or bad, the end of your high school journey, besides friends, Schuler, and a wonderful community, has granted you another great gift for college: a clean slate. Choose whatever you enjoy and pursue it because nothing feels better than waking up wanting to study something you want to learn about. Congratulations!”
Darryl Colcol
Carleton College 2020
WTHS 2016

“Savor every bit of college! Congrats to my fellow Class of 2018-ers! It's *sweet* being Davidson Schuler Scholars!”
Julia Relova 
Davidson 2018
WTHS 2014

“Congrats Scholars!! You guys should be very proud of yourselves! This marks the start of a new journey in your lives! Continue working just as hard and fighting through all the ups and downs. And, as always. please feel free to reach out to any fellow Schuler Scholars currently in college for advice, help or simply information on our experiences. We were all in your place at max a few years ago! Good luck!”
Harsh Prajapati
Tufts 2021
MEHS 2017

“Hey 2018 grads! Congratulations on all you've achieved over the past 4 years and everything you have yet to achieve in the future! I'm so happy for all of you and know that you will all go on to be very successful over the next several years!”
Taneha Maggie Fincher
U of Richmond 2021
HPHS 2017

“YAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS, Scholars!!!!! Congrats on making it! Keep shining your light when you get to campus and don’t forget your communities back home on your way to the top!!#WaukeganProud2014 #PomonaCollege2018”
Adriana Gonzalez 
Pomona College 2018
WHS 2014

“If you didn’t get into your dream school and you are scared that where you commit isn’t right for you, remember that it’s all about what you make with what you have! Where you end up will be amazing because you are there!”
April Johnson
Dartmouth College 2020
WTHS 2016

"Congrats to the class of 2018! No matter the school you go to, I know you're going to make a big impact. Go into fall semester ready to crush it!”
Veronica Vasquez
Macalester College 2021
RLHS 2017

“Hey Class of 2018!!! Congrats on hitting submit on your colleges! Although it may seem a bit sad now that things are coming to an end, just know that what’s coming up ahead will be even better! Enjoy your last few weeks in high school to the max, take care, and good luck!”
Betsy Ramirez
Marquette University 2021
WHS 2017

"Congrats to all the 2018 grads! College is a very unique and place. I'm sure all of you will have a great experience!"
Edgar Lara
Brandeis University 2021
HPHS 2017

“Congratulations on your acceptance! I’ve seen many of you work hard for what you’ve wanted, and you should all be proud of your accomplishments because you did it all on your own. College is an interesting experience, and I’m excited for all of you to grow in many ways throughout your four years.”
Giselle Gil
Muhlenberg College 2021
RLHS 2017

“Congrats to class of 2022. You all chose the best schools that fit you. So when you step foot on campus, remember that you are a Schuler Scholar and that you’re always going to do your personal best. And special congrats to Sophia Class of 2022 #lets go Mules!”
Levelle Arnold
Muhlenberg College 2020
Collins Academy 2016

“Congrats to all of the seniors! I’m so proud of them, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for them. I wish them the best of luck as they begin this new chapter in their life, and I know that they’re going to do great things! Congrats! (Go Mules!)”
Yanet Ocampo
Muhlenberg College 2021
WTHS 2017

"What a big decision you guys have made! Don't be nervous, you can do anything you put your mind to. It will be challenging, but the rewards are outstanding compared to the bumps along the way. Keep your head up!"
Ginell Turner
American University BA'17
American University MA'18
WTHS 2013

“Hi Seniors, college is going to be tough, but you will be fine, as long as you believe in yourself.”
Khaly Diagne
Skidmore College 2021
RTC 2017

 

 

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