Seniors aim high, score big in quest of colleges

This is the first of a three part series on our seniors' exciting college plans.

ABC_JazzareMays_UHartford_062014_web.jpgThe Long Spring Wait has paid off for our three graduating seniors. The acceptance envelopes have been arriving and Jazzare Mays was the first of our three seniors to confirm her college decision.

Mays will enter the University of Hartford where she plans to study physical therapy.

The waiting was much more difficult than Mays anticipated, commenting, “I thought the supplements [essays] were bad, but then came the waiting.... That was worse!”

Jazzare Mays applied to the U. of Hartford and 10 other colleges for admission into the highly competitive physical therapy track. They were the University of Rochester, George Washington, Temple, Drexel, Syracuse and Quinnipiac. She received some impressive acceptances and financial aid packages, as well as some disappointments.

To keep perspective during this stressful time, Jazzare reminds herself that “things happen for a reason.” The self-proclaimed anti-procrastinator has this advice for the rising seniors at ABC: “Use time management. I have a huge calendar with all of the application deadlines, school breaks, everything. I tried to own the process.”