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Touring Colleges This Summer? Check Out These Four Hudson Valley Schools.

Posted by Chris Rorke, Senior Class Dean on Jul 1, 2019 2:05:31 PM

May is a beautiful time of year to visit the Hudson Valley, and I had the opportunity to take a quick tour of the area and visit four of the schools near Poughkeepsie, NY. Despite traveling only 39 miles between schools, it was amazing to see such a broad range of educational offerings.

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Topics: College Counseling

Should College Freshmen Choose Their Roommates or Go Random?

Posted by Anna Barlow-Boesch on Jun 5, 2019 1:23:44 PM

Let’s roll the calendar back 19 years to the summer of 2000. That summer found me eagerly anticipating my freshman year in college. As I awaited my mid-August departure, I remember questions running through my mind -- “What will it be like?” “What classes will I take?” “How difficult will my professors be?” and, most importantly, “Who will be my roommate?”

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Topics: College Counseling

Fun and Reward with Senior Projects

Posted by Clendenin Stewart ’19 on May 20, 2019 1:49:17 PM

What is cooler than being able to catch a fish on a custom lure, using a custom rod that you built by hand, from scratch? If you love the water, I cannot think of anything more enjoyable and rewarding.

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Topics: Senior Projects

Finding Joy through Gratitude

Posted by Chris Picard ’19 on May 17, 2019 12:08:39 PM

Please enjoy this Chapel Talk by our Senior Class Co-President, Chris Picard ’19, delivered on May 16, 2019, about two weeks before his graduation. 

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Topics: Student Life

Putting on a Show

Posted by Kelsey Boch '19 on May 15, 2019 3:01:44 PM

When putting on a production of a musical, you typically need 2-3 months at the very minimum to make a decently sized show run smoothly. Now I want you to imagine doing one in six weeks!

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Topics: Senior Projects

An Open & Shut Case!

Posted by Tim Cheney, Director of College Counseling on May 14, 2019 12:50:36 PM

I had the chance to visit Case Western Reserve University in late January as part of a counselor fly-in program that afforded me the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at the university and the city it calls home.

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Topics: College Counseling

Learning New Research Skills Through Senior Projects

Posted by Sophie Banas '19 on May 8, 2019 3:56:13 PM

Sophie is doing her Senior Project with Rich Arena, a graduate student at the School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) at UMass Dartmouth.

I have always had a love for marine science and, naturally, when I began discussing options for my Senior Projects this winter with my advisor, Mr. Cassista who is the Director of Marine Science at Tabor, he was more than ready to help with suggestions.

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Topics: Senior Projects

Building a More Inclusive Community

Posted by Brian Nam ’20 on May 7, 2019 1:38:17 PM

On April 14th, the Hotchkiss school sponsored the Asian American Footsteps Conference (AAFC) for Asian, Asian-American, and mixed-heritage Asian students.

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Topics: Diversity

An Inspired Senior Project

Posted by Lauren Dawicki ’19 on Apr 30, 2019 10:47:23 AM

For my senior project, I created a fashion blog called “WCKD.” I came to this idea for a senior project during my freshman year during that year’s project presentations. Nathalie Cavallo ’16 had created a lifestyle and fashion blog for her project, and though I did not actually get to see her presentation, I could not wait to get a hold of her website and take a look.

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Topics: Senior Projects

What’s the Role of a Parent in the College Journey?  Let It Be an Opportunity, not a Chore

Posted by Mary Kate McCain, Associate Director of College Counseling on Apr 26, 2019 9:17:15 AM

I received a call recently from a junior parent, asking, “What should I be doing right now?” It was a simple question, but I knew what was behind it. How do I help? What is my role?  

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Topics: College Counseling

Venturing into the Unknown

Posted by Georgia Toland '20 on Apr 19, 2019 10:24:37 AM

About three weeks ago, seven of my classmates and three of my teachers and I went on a once in a lifetime trip.

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Topics: REEF

Three Tabor Athletes, Three Different College Experiences

Posted by JJ Reydel, College Counselor on Apr 8, 2019 1:06:37 PM

At Tabor Academy, we are blessed with strong athletic programs which often attract athletes who wish to eventually compete at the collegiate level. These athletes come in all shapes and sizes and encompass everything from field hockey and crew to wrestling and football. In this blog, I want to discuss the cases of three Tabor athletes from recent years who had different experiences as they made the transition from high school to college.

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Topics: College Counseling