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Young Scholar Spotlight: Nathan Miller Is More Than a Student-Athlete

Posted by Heather Reams on Nov 20, 2013 7:06:00 PM

Nathan Miller, a current Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar, deserves praise for co-captaining his high school football team to an undefeated regular season and subsequent playoff berth.  But rest assured that his presence extends further than the shadows he casts under the Friday night lights of the gridiron.  School organizer, youth service member, volunteer, intern, and traveler may be a few other choice descriptors for this impressive teenager.  

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Scholar News, high school seniors, Cohort 9

JKCF Young Scholar College Tour Summer 2013

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Aug 23, 2013 10:31:00 AM

If you are a high school student thinking about going to college, one of the best ways to determine if a college is rightfor you is to experience the campus yourself. Visiting schools helps you to move beyond glossy admissions brochures and fancy websites to get a real feel for the school and its student body. When Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Educational Adviser Cristina Ramos took a group of Young Scholars who are about to apply to colleges on a campus tour, this certainly proved to be the case. Here is Cristina’s account of their adventures:

After Scholars Weekend, 34 Young Scholars embarked on a college tour with me. They went because they wanted to learn more about the schools they were interested in and to complete the list of colleges they planned to apply to. 

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Topics: Young Scholars, college fit, College Tour, Cohort 9

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