ISD Seniors are making the commitment to the colleges and universities at which they will spend the next four years of their lives. This important and often difficult decision is one of the first life-changing choices a young person will make as they transition into adulthood. A glimpse of the schools chosen by the seniors is presented here along with a brief mention of how and why they chose their school.
Kadijah Ndoye chooses Spelman College Honors Program:
An 18 year old senior born in Maryland, Kadijah has been a student at ISD all four years of high school. Kadijah has made the commitment to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia where she will participate in the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program: The primary goal of this program is to provide a stimulating environment in which young scholars can confidently pursue their individual and shared intellectual interests, and discover the sheer joy of rigorous intellectual inquiry. The program provides a diverse set of opportunities for intellectually curious and highly motivated young women who genuinely enjoy exploring, discovering, and learning. They take special honors courses, form close intellectual and mentoring relationships with faculty members, and conduct independent research. Spelman women who participate in the program are inspired to become intellectually engaged and socially responsible, and to remain so throughout their lives. Offered admission at five prestigious institutions, Kadijah chose Spelman over other prestigious schools such as Sarah Lawrence College, Howard University, University of Virginia, and Fordham University. In making the choice, Kadijah felt that Spelman was the right fit for her and offered the best range of opportunities to meet her personal goals and dreams. The offer of a place in the selective honors program described above also helped her in making this decision. Kadijah says that she is intrigued by the prospect of "being surrounded by women who look just like me." We wish Kadijah all the best as she begins this next exciting phase of her life. Congratulations, Kadijah!
Ali Kamaleddine selects the American University of Beirut.
A 17 year old senior born in Beirut, Lebanon, Ali has been a student at ISD all four years of high school. Ali has made the commitment to attend the American University of Beirut, in Beirut, Lebanon, where he will major in Mechanical Engineering (although he might change to Computer Science). Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education.The university provides a diverse set of opportunities for intellectually curious and highly motivated young men and women who genuinely enjoy exploring, discovering, and learning. Offered admission at three wonderful Universities, Ali chose AUB over other prestigious schools such as the American University of Rome and John Cabot University, in Rome (with a $20,000 scholarship). In making the choice, Ali felt that AUB was the right fit for him and offered the best range of opportunities to meet his personal goals and dreams. We wish Ali all the best as he begins this next exciting phase of his life. Congratulations, Ali!
(to be continued!)