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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Student Highlight: Thomas

“I think everything takes efficient preparation,” Thomas D. says as he explains how he balances school, work, and his social life. Thomas is a junior at Plano East Senior High School (PESH), an officer for the National Honor Society, and second chair for viola in the orchestra. Thomas joined KD as a freshman who was

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Student Highlight: Jared

“I will prepare, and someday my chance will come,” is a quote often attributed to the great Abraham Lincoln. For Jared, it is a way of life. A Class of 2017 graduate of Birdville High School, Jared is a diligent and serious young man whose well-spoken manner belies his age. Always a firm believer in

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Student Highlight: Alex

Most people look at an iceberg and just notice the peak, not the massive foundation underneath the surface. And so it goes with successful students: people see the success story and don’t realize all of the hard work and diligence underneath that success. Alex is an example of such a story. A student at Westlake

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