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Prospective College Students Picture Themselves Being Active in College

From learning in the lab to laughing at life, these high school seniors are looking to be active in their future college endeavors.

Northern Arizona University

Photo of Northern Arizona University by Michaela LaPlante

New York — November 7, 2014 — Entries to University Language Services’ fall 2014 scholarship contest for high school students creatively conveyed the importance of being active in their future college settings. This included actively learning in college classrooms, cheering in stands, performing on a court, field, or track, or simply enjoying the many nuances of college.

To enter the contest, high school students were asked to submit a photo they took during a campus visit and describe in no more than 200 words what they liked most about this particular location.

The grand prize $500 scholarship went to Michaela LaPlante, a senior from Arizona, for her photo from Northern Arizona University.

Michaela speaks about her desire to perform medical research in her future education, which spurns from her own experience with Lyme disease. In her submission, she touches on the importance of knowledge for the sake of knowledge:  “Learning is not about homework and test scores, it is about understanding the world we live in.”

University Language Services also awarded $100 college scholarships to:

Honorable mentions were awarded to:

  • Kyle Cappelletti of Jamesville, NY; photo of the University of Albany
  • Abigail Denney of Peoria, AZ; photo of Pepperdine University
  • Hannah Emerson of  Common Township, MI; photo of Adrian College
  • Annie Felix of Cupertino, CA; photo of Santa Clara University
  • Brianna France of Forth Worth, TX; photo of Texas Tech University
  • Karina Gamboa of Mission, TX ; photo of Texas Tech University
  • Alexis Olivares of Little Elm, TX; photo of Tabor College
  • Gabriella Vaccaro of Radford,VA; photo of Duquesne University
  • Annabella Waszkiewicz of Lincoln Park, NJ; photo of Ramapo College

University Language Services has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to college applicants and students who have studied abroad. A new scholarship competition will be announced in the coming weeks.

About University Language Services:

University Language Services helps students and applicants make the most of their college experience, from application to graduation. Free online guides and the ULS blog, Campus Commons, give students in-depth information to help them determine where to apply to college, how to get accepted and what to do to succeed. University Language’s comprehensive services for students also include SAT prep and professional resume writing for internships and jobs.

What’s more, since 1983 ULS has provided translation, transcription and interpreting services in 150+ languages and dialects from its international headquarters in New York City and affiliated offices around the world.


Zakiya Harris

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