Melanie’s College Visits
Melanie, member of the Hamilton 2018 Class applied for and was accepted for “fly outs” to two prestigious colleges: Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Each college paid for Melanie’s entire trip! Melanie shares her honest thoughts about both schools: BOWDOIN Bowdoin is a small liberal arts college which contains only undergrads and has less than 2,000 students in total, which is less students than there are in Hamilton. Bowdoin’s classes are much smaller and emphasize a very interactive curriculum. The largest class my host told me she has only had 16 students and the smallest class…
A Great College Visit
Saturday was a beautiful day to take a tour of Pomona College. Thank you to everyone who came and a special thank you to Emmanuel who led the tour of his alma mater. He walked us through the campus, and we saw the dorms where first year students live. We visited the library and looked at the stacks. We walked through the math and science building and got to experience what a real college classroom feels like, and we even bumped into a few students studying. We ended our tour with lunch in the dinning hall, just like real college…
This past Saturday, Carmen held our first ever parent workshop to discuss how stress impacts our bodies and our minds. Parents had the opportunity to differentiate between behaviors that buffer rather than successfully cope with stress, and they learned that even small changes may alleviate stress. The workshop was well attended, and participants left with a special calming tea, an essential oil, and a list of different ways to incorporate meditation and other stress-relieving techniques into everyday life.