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College is an important part of students’ academic journey and for me it is beyond important. I am very happy that I am accepted to college in the United States. No matter where I go, it matters how well I grow and how I use my time and opportunities there. So this fall, I will...
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Anyone who knows me knows that I love making lists. So naturally, when I started my college search, the first thing I did was make a list of all the things I wanted in a college. When I looked into Penn, it immediately stuck out to me because it has so many of the qualities...
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Applying to the University of Rochester during ED round (Early Decision) was a choice that I made a week before the deadline, and a choice that I will never regret for a lifetime. I am convinced that at UR a new colorful palette for the brand-new me that is waiting to be created over the...
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– By Zak Showers I chose UNC Charlotte because of the opportunities I would have. I plan on studying meteorology in preparation for a career as a “weatherman.”  However, meteorology is a major that is not offered at many schools. My family and I visited many schools in the midwest looking for the right fit;...
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Tatum Hunsader, a 2018 graduate of Roycemore School, was recently featured in the July issue of Kenilworth Life Magazine. Tatum started her business, Tatum’s Sweet Treats, as a student baking in her family’s kitchen. She loved baking and was making so many treats, that the family didn’t have room on their counters for all her...
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Graduates, professors, family and friends. Graduation speeches such as this are usually filled with advice to the newly matriculated. Advice coming from experiences and adventures enjoyed so far in the past that they have little bearing on what these young people here today might be facing. So, today, I’m not going to do that. Instead,...
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I graduated from Roycemore in 1985. I’ve treasured my time there ever since. For the next five years, I looked for a major at USC. Classical Music Composition eventually won, after I tried Mathematics and Computer Science. I volunteered at the student radio station, eventually becoming Program Director. I worked in the Drama Department from...
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My Roycemore story began in 2004, when I entered the Upper School as a freshman after having skipped 8th grade in the Lake Forest public school system. To this day, I remember both my parents and I worrying about whether a school would be comfortable accepting a student who had made the decision to expedite...
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COLLEGE! What a scary word.Emerson. What a soothing word. I started the search for my dream college near the end of my junior year. It was a very overwhelming process, and at the time, I wasn’t sure what I was looking for in a university. As I slowly began to come up with a list of...
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The thought of attending Loyola University of Chicago’s Honor’s College this fall brings some excitement combined with a lot of uncertainty. In all honesty, Loyola is not where I planned to end up, or where I particularly wanted to. I am excited to be living in the city, a train ride away from downtown, and...
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