high school

Admissions Counsel-Who?: Why Getting To Know Your Admissions Counselor is Always Worth It

Admissions Counsel-Who?: Why Getting To Know Your Admissions Counselor is Always Worth It

Juniors (& certainly seniors too!), it's that time in your high school career: the time in which you start looking at colleges for yourself. You sign up for more information from a couple schools, you visit the websites of a few others, & you attend a lunchtime meeting at school with a college representative. After all that, as well as after reading an informative pamphlet the representative handed you, you're left with a great sense of knowledge about a lot of different schools. But what about having a particular connection to a college?

Rising High School Seniors, This is For You

Rising High School Seniors, This is For You

First things first: you're about to be a senior! You've made it so far & now you have just one more year in high school, just one more year before you set out on a completely new path in life. Senior year can easily be your most fun year of high school yet, but it's also the only time left between you & college. So then, make the most of it & do everything you need to be prepared for an awesome college experience! To help you do just that, here is a list of pointers to guide you in the right direction:

Dear High School Me...

Dear High School Me...

Reflection is a healthy part of growth in life. When we look back to our pasts & take a close look at who we used to be, not only do we see how far we've come but we can recognize the most important parts of the journey. Reflection allows us to learn from everything that life has either handed us politely or thrown quite forcefully at us. With that in mind, here are two of the Choctawk bloggers' takes on their high school selves in the form of letters.

Senior Checklist

Senior Checklist

Senior year is here, and if you are like me (I'm also a senior, except in college), you feel a bit overwhelmed and as if you have no idea of what you are doing. Lucky for you, I have been a senior in high school (and have enlisted the help of the awesome admissions counselor, Michelle Ladner), so I'm here to help you figure out what in the world you should be doing right now. 

Dream a Little

Dream a Little

So I started thinking about the smaller dreams: not the life-altering revolution that captivated my attention for years, but smaller gifts that I had taken for granted.  And when I got into the habit of living in the gratitude of these small gifts, I freely lived in the deepest contentment. 

A Letter to My High School Self

A Letter to My High School Self

Dear High School Ashton,

It's the 20 year old version of you here to give a little advice. I'm no life expert or perfect student or anything of the sort, but I've (obviously) lived more life than you have. You've grown more in the past two years than you did in all of high school.

Becoming a Choctaw: My MC Story

Becoming a Choctaw: My MC Story

Hello there, it's your storytelling friend, Elizabeth. We all have a story to tell--stories of where we've been, how we gotten there, and where we're going. On this campus, we like to call those MC stories. Every student and alumni has their own MC story and--who knows--maybe MC will occupy a chapter of your story one day. 

A Letter to Juniors

A Letter to Juniors

Dear Juniors, It's your friend and junior blog chief Ashton here to talk. As Spring semester gets rolling the end of your junior year slowly approaches, meaning that your last year of high school is right around the corner. Guys, it's time to start looking at colleges.

7 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor

7 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor

Okay, so meeting with your high school guidance counselor may not be on your fun-parts-of-Senior-year list. But believe me, guidance counselors are way cooler and far more helpful than we give them credit for.