Category: High School Insider

TaDa! Catering– how the rock stars eat

“Being able to serve others by giving people delicious and gorgeous food. It’s this simple, and that is why we do what we do.” Shellyln Brandler, TaDa! Catering When I was a little girl, my mom took me to a party where I tasted the most delicious food I had ever had- ahi-tuna tartar paired Read More

The UCLA shooting down the street from my house

house is a block from the UCLA campus in Westwood, California. This normally idyllic community was riveted this morning at 9:55am when shots were fired in Boelter Hall, the Engineering Building. Two males were shot dead. As a high school junior in Los Angeles, I have a lot of friends who attend UCLA and during Read More

‘Unstoppable Awards’ to honor foster youth this summer

On June 11, nine L.A.-area foster youth will be honored at the annual “Unstoppable Awards” luncheon ceremony at the Brookside County Club in Pasadena. The Unstoppable Awards celebrate the achievements of students, who have beaten considerable odds to graduate from high school while being in foster care. The awards are aimed at youth with average Read More

El Segundo High School ‘Eagle PRIDE’

Last year around this time, my entire high school came together to show our “GUNDO PRIDE.” Every student, faculty, and administrator at El Segundo High School (ESHS) worked as a team to create our Pride video, which can be found on our school website: El Segundo is a small town of just 17,000 residents located on Read More

Who is admitted into Dartmouth College?

Earlier in the week, high school seniors across America selected the college they will attend in the fall. Some of those seniors committed to an Ivy League university. I had the opportunity to assess from a demographic vantage point, just who gets in to the Ivy League, vis-à-vis share what Dartmouth College has published as the demographic Read More

Early Admission– the advantage for getting a ‘yes’ to Ivy League and other top-notch universities

In recent years, high school seniors have been faced with the decision of “where to apply early?” The early application has become imperative because as the statistics prove (see below), applying early gives the students far greater odds of getting accepted than applying Regular Decision.  And, students will hear about their acceptance decision by December 1. Read More