’tis the season….

Posted on December 15th, 2009 by

No, I’m not talking about the holiday season.  I’m talking about application review season!  If you send in an application to Gustavus, every word of it will be read by a real, live person.  That means hundreds and hundreds of application essays about some really wonderful experiences.  I thought I would share a bit of the variety with you.   In the last two months, I’ve read about:

*a student with life-threatening allergies to nuts, eggs, and other foods, who is now a national spokesperson for teens with food allergies and has lobbied Congress to promote awareness of these issues
*growing up in a house where there were several foster brothers and sisters, three of whom were eventually legally adopted
*participating in People To People trips to Italy and Spain
*embracing the “weirdo” label and flourishing in the Chicago youth and community theater scene
*a Twin Cities-area student giving back to an elementary school in Argentina, where he spent his kindergarten year, by organizing a fundraising effort to provide computers, books, and money for teacher salaries

Future Gusties, you are amazing people.  I can’t wait to see the contributions you’ll make here on campus and out in the world!


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