Here is part two of our College Admissions 101 series - Advice for the Student Athlete, held at Darien Library on Thursday, April 22nd at 7pm. Our panel of speakers, which combined coaches, parents of student athletes, and the student athletes themselves, offered great tips for navigating the process of choosing the right school and athletic program, getting recruited, and managing both the acacdemic and extra-curricular responsibilities of an athlete. Take a look at the video below, where you'll also find out why our panelists all agree that being a college athlete, whether in a division or through club teams, is an incredibly fulfilling experience!
On April 1st, 2010, Darien Library held the first in a panel discussion series aimed at helping Darien students improve their college application packages. The video is here, so if you missed the event, or want to hear our panelists' advice again, click below!
The Admissions Process:
Learn tips and tricks for mastering the college admissions process, find out about gap year options, and hear ideas about using social media marketing tools to enhance applications.
Lindsay Slattum Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions, Fairfield University
Kristin White Author of The Complete Guide to the Gap Year
Paul Ribeiro Director of Guidance, Darien High School
Stephanie Klein Wassink Principal, Winning Applications, LLC
You ALL get an A in our book for entering the competition!
We are SO thrilled with the number of Teen Writing Competition entries we received. Thank you so much to all of you who entered! Your work is being handed over to our judges and the winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on March 21. If you entered the competition, you're invited! (You can also come if you didn't enter, to root for your friends and see who won.) We'll have more information soon about the booklet with all of your writing in it, too.
Our next book club meeting was originally planned for September 24, but there is an open house at the middle school that night, so we will be meeting on September 29 instead. Let’s meet at 6 p.m. In the Teen Lounge. As always, we’ll have pizza.
We'll be discussing this fantastic science fiction book on Thursday, July 30th at 7 p.m. Pizza will be served. Returning and new members are welcome--this group is for students entering grades 7 and 8.
Immerse yourself in drawing and storytelling. Learn how to create your own graphic novel from T. Motley, a professional cartoonist. Please register by emailing email@example.com or visiting the Teen Lounge. A complimentary Lunch will be provided. This event is for teens ages 12 and up.
Wednesday, July 22 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Check out some of our great graphic novels for teens:
The first teen nutmeg book discussion will take place this Tuesday at 6 p.m. We will be discussing SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT by Derek Landy. Pizza will be served. Meet us in the Teen Lounge! Registration is not required. This event is for teens entering grades 6-8.
Derek Landy, the author of the Skulduggery Pleasant series, will be calling us during our book discussion! This will be a great opportunity for you to ask him questions about writing, his books, or the next one in the series...!