Wednesday was Senior Moratorium in the Matthews Library. Twelfth graders get several hours to work on their college applications with their college counselors and teachers here to help them fill them out and read their essays.
They took a break in the middle of their hard work to listen to Lee Thomsen who told them about a book called Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni. He said that who you are as a human being is more important than your GPA and that ultimately you’ll get out of college what you put into it. Happiness and success are not dependent upon what school you attend. He offered a list of colleges attended by the CEOs of the Top 10 Fortune 500 Companies as proof that success is not limited to people who attend the most prestigious schools. Then he shared his own daughter’s experience in choosing a college and what a good fit her choice was.
After the Moratorium, Mr. Wells cooked burgers for the seniors as well as the juniors and sophomores who had been taking the PSATs and the freshmen who had been playing Mr. Mangold’s version of Civilization.