Below is a note from Celeste:
A month ago, members of my community helped me reach my goal on GoFundMe -- an account which I started in order to attend the National College Admissions Conference at Northwestern University. Today, I attended that conference and had the opportunity to meet some of the nation's brightest, most welcoming students. In addition to this, I attended a variety of different information sessions and ended the day meeting with different admissions officers from America's most prestigious colleges at the College Fair. I learned what colleges look for and what colleges want. My dreams have never seemed more attainable than they do at this moment. I know how lucky I am to have experienced today, and how lucky I am to even be a College Prep Scholar. Thanks to this program, I'll be applying to Stanford, USC, and maybe a couple of other schools this September. If all goes well, I will be matched and receive a full-ride to whichever school I match with. My plan is to continue my journey with Questbridge for as long as possible and not take any of these opportunities I am given for granted.
That being said, I want to take a moment to thank those who helped make today possible:
The Prewitt Family
Mrs. Jennifer Ramirez
Mr. Bill Murray
Mrs. Ginger Murray
Mr. Paul Malek
Mrs. Trisha Harris
Mrs. Mary MedinaI
Mrs. Roxanne Zaragoza Smith
Mrs. Jo Anna Moreland
I cannot find the words to thank you enough. My heart is filled with the most sincere gratitude.
And, of course, I want to thank Lourdes and I's tour guide and "mother for the weekend," Ms. Kathy Day. Thank you for everything! I don't know what we would have done without you.
In addition, I want to thank everyone who has wished me safe travels, good luck, and fun times. Thank you for the support. This weekend has definitely been one for the books!