Bailey, Harvard University Class of 2023

Bailey is a former KD student who now attends Harvard University. She is a member of our Perfect Score Hall of Fame, earning a perfect 36 on the ACT® test back in high school. She studies economics and hopes to pursue a career in investment banking after graduation. When Bailey’s not hitting the books, she

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Anvita’s Acceptance: The Road to Rice

The early decision letters started to arrive in December 2021. Anvita kept an eye on her Common App® notifications, and she knew that Rice’s decisions would arrive at 5 p.m. She spent the day pacing the house, trying to decide how to handle opening the letter. Her family was there, and they were just as

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College Decisions – Class of 2022

The last weeks of May (and the first weeks of June) are always full of excitement. These weeks not only mark the end of the school year, but also the beginning of another special rite of passage—graduation season. You can actually mark the time by the stadium lights around the area—not for Friday night football

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Jimmy Joins a New Pack

“Specifically for me, I was really interested in a school that had a very integrated learning program with [hands-on work experiences], and the co-op program at Northeastern was one of their best driving points,” Jimmy says. Jimmy is a senior at Liberty High School in Frisco, TX. In the fourth grade, his family moved to

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Kate Scores Her Match

It’s June 2021, and Kate gets the call she’s quietly anticipated all month. It’s the head coach for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) women’s tennis team, and he has good news. “Oddly enough, CMS was my first and only offer because I literally accepted it in a day. I snatched up [the offer] because Claremont McKenna is

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2022 KD Women in STEM

Today we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and we are once again reminded that women are vastly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up about 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, but only 27 percent of all STEM workers

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Tiffney Finds Her Fit

“In the end, I just had to remember that the person I play best is myself,” Tiffney says when asked about her college admissions journey. Tiffney is an Allen High School student with a resume that any college would adore. She is a blogger, cheerleader, National African-American Recognition Scholar, National Merit® Commended Scholar, four-time All

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Blaine’s College Prep Journey

A few hours before Stanford University’s decisions are supposed to arrive, Blaine’s dad gives her a call. He says, “You know, whether you get in or not, we’re still going to celebrate. You worked hard over the past few years, and regardless of whether or not you get in, your worth is not determined by

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Temi, Cornell University Class of 2020

Temi is a recent Cornell University graduate living in Atlanta with her family. When she’s not working on law school applications, she likes to read, spend time with her younger sisters, and take online courses to further her education. Temi plans to pursue a JD/MBA that will help her prepare for a career in politics

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KD Student Starts Nonprofit to Support DFW Healthcare Workers

The COVID-19 virus has brought some major changes to the way we live our lives. But few of us carry the same burden as the healthcare workers in our community. “They’re risking their lives for us every day, and I think it is important to honor them for that,” says Naisha G., a KD student

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