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College Essay: Nellie Shih

Nellie Shih '19

May 3, 2019

Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities...

Common Application Essay: Kayla Boaz

Kayla Boaz '19

May 3, 2019

They say there are three things one should never discuss in polite company: money, religion, and politics. I, however, have discovered mental illness to be the fourth forbidden topic. There is an undeniable stigma that silences...

Common Application Essay : Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor '19

May 3, 2019

During the past summer I worked at the Cincinnati Nature Center for 8 weeks, managing a collection of people who I believe to be the best teachers in the world; children. Through-out these eight weeks I encountered every camp...

College Essay: Manav Midha

Manav Midha '19

May 3, 2019

Prompt: In French, there is no difference between “conscience” and “consciousness.” In Japanese, there is a word that specifically refers to the splittable wooden chopsticks you get at restaurants. The German word “...

COLLEGE ESSAY: Amelia Drew to attend Indiana University

Avery Maier

April 17, 2013

Every year, the Scroll publishes a series of college essays written by the graduating seniors. This is the college essay of Amelia Drew, who will be attending Indiana University this fall. “Amelia Drew.” My heart was pounding. ...

COLLEGE ESSAY: Sam Hall to attend Princeton University

Avery Maier

April 17, 2013

Every year, the Scroll publishes a series of college essays written by the graduating seniors. This is the college essay of Sam Hall, who will be attending Princeton University this fall. I have been fascinated with aviation for as long as ...

COLLEGE ESSAY: Avery Maier to attend Dartmouth

Avery Maier

April 16, 2013

Every year, the Scroll publishes a series of college essays written by the graduating seniors. This is the college essay of Avery Maier, who will be attending Dartmouth College this fall. By Avery Maier '13, Co-Editor-in-Chief...

COLLEGE ESSAY: Caroline Gentile to attend Harvard University

Caroline Gentile

April 16, 2013

Every year, the Scroll publishes a series of college essays written by the graduating seniors. This is the college essay of Caroline Gentile, who will be attending Harvard University this fall. Dear Future College Roommate, Neatness has n...