Collegiate alumni visit campus, meet with juniors

Five collegiate RE alumni participated in a frank and wide-ranging – and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny – panel discussion about the college application process with RE's juniors, helping the Class of 2024 kick off their college search process. Olivia Byrd '20 (Southern Methodist University); Jack Fitzpatrick '20 (Wake Forest University); Yasmina Haddad '20 (University of Michigan); Marlon Ly '20 (Vanderbilt University); Connor Sahs '20 (Bates College) told stories, offered advice and most of all urged RE juniors to support one another through the process and enjoy their senior year.

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After the discussion in the Posner Lecture Hall, they and other returning collegiate alumni gathered on the Touzet patio at La Brisa for lunch with the junior and senior classes. The students from the Classes of 2019-22 wore college gear, reconnected with former teachers and old friends, and made themselves available for questions. Interim Head of School Rachel Rodriguez, Dean of the 11th Grade Brandon King and other faculty members welcomed the returning collegians.

The first-time event, jointly facilitated by RE's alumni and college counseling offices, was designed to connect current students with young RE alumni who can provide assistance with the college process and beyond.

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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.