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Our college success team is beyond excited to support you in discovering the best pathway for your post-secondary journey! We look forward to leading College Seminars for each grade and supporting Seniors towards 100% college acceptance this year!


Allie Serina

Director of College Success


Class of 2023 Primary Contact


Henry Whipple

Manager of College Success

Class of 2023 Primary Contact


Maty Ndiaye

Coordinator of College Success & HS Athletic Director


Cassidy Greif

Internship Coordinator &

MS Athletic Director

Class of 2024 Primary Contact

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Jason Tidwell

Support Specialist and College Caseload Manager

Class of 2025 Primary Contact

College and Career Corner

Senior Celebrations!

Students are starting to receive acceptance letters from colleges! If you see these individuals, take a moment to congratulate them:

Mia Scara: accepted to San Diego State University, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, South Carolina University, and Fordham University!

Ester Mohamed: accepted to Boston College on a FULL-RIDE scholarship through the Questbridge Program! Less than 10% of applicants nationwide receive this honor!

Have acceptances to colleges, programs, or more which you'd like to share? Fill out this short form and let us celebrate you!

Senior Action Items

Senior Families: check here for updates on critical upcoming deadlines and pertinent objectives your seniors should complete! 

By January 15, all seniors should have:

  1. Applied to all colleges on your Overgrad List (make sure your Common App list matches your Overgrad list exactly!)​​

  2. Apply for FAFSA/CAFSA (including the signature page)

    • ​Note: if your family does not intend to apply for FAFSA, you must communicate this to your student's college counselor​​​​​

    • For more information, click on the 1-10-21 C&C memo

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Junior Family College Night

  • What: Feeling anxious about your student's Junior spring? Come hang out with the College Success Team as we dive into subjects including, but not limited to: Academic Counseling, College Lists, Financial Aid, and key student action items

  • When: Monday, Feb. 7 from 5:30-7:00pm 

  • How: TBD (In-Person vs. Virtual)

NACAC Virtual College Fairs

  • What: A series of nationwide virtual college fairs aid students in 9th-11th grade in the early stages of their college search

  • When: First fair is on Sunday, January 30 from 1pm-6pm EST 

  • How: Students and families - click here to sign up for free (and to view the full spring schedule)

Helpful Links & Resources

Juniors: looking for extra support with searching for colleges and preparing your applications? Join the Davidson College (North Carolina) Admission Staff this February (5th & 12th) for a workshop series designed to help prepare you for the college search and application process.  Sessions will cover topics ranging from starting the college search to admission & financial aid basics and college essay writing.  All workshops are free. View the full schedule and register here


Questions?  Contact us at:

College Seminar Forecast

Class of 2022

  • Thursday, January 20:

    • Scholarship work time! Focus on application-based merit scholarships and grants

    • If you and your family have not yet submitted the FAFSA, that is the top priority

Class of 2023, 2024, and 2025

  • Mid-January through Early March: Academic Counseling Meetings!

    • See email/Flyer message from Mr. Whipple for details (sent during first week of January)

Senior Academy Scholarships

If you're looking for scholarships, start here! Be sure to thoroughly read all eligibility and application requirements.

Byers Comprehensive Scholarship Bank

Senior families: if your students are struggling with finding general scholarships, check out the sites below: