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A Special Event: Writing Extraordinary College Application and Scholarship Essays


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A Special Event: Writing Extraordinary College Application and Scholarship Essays


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$50.00 - (Full tuition price due up front)

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This event will return SY 25-26.

Writing an impressive essay is often what it takes to get accepted to the college of your dreams and to earn scholarships to pay for it! In this special two-hour workshop, you will learn techniques for improving your essays along with proven ways to impress admissions counselors and scholarship committees. During our time together, you can ask questions, practice a variety of writing techniques, brainstorm ideas, and get personal feedback. Improve and polish essays you’re already working on and/or get a head start with topics popular on the Common App or specific to the college of your choice. Everyone will leave with tools and tricks beneficial in other writing situations as well! Registration includes access to the workshop recording for one month.

You will be billed in full at this time, and there are no refunds, so please plan wisely.

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Dawn Burnette​ is truly excited to be part of the Excelsior family as an English teacher! Dawn holds a B.A. in English Education/Journalism from Lenoir-Rhyne University and an M.A. in English Education from Georgia State University. She has also earned National Board Certification and gifted endorsement. While teaching English at a public high school for 15 years, Dawn served as English department chair, coached a nationally ranked dance team, and won a few local, state, and national teaching awards. Dawn loves sharing her passion for reading and writing, and she works tirelessly to help students reach their academic potential and to glorify God in all pursuits. Soli Deo Gloria!

When it was time for their children to start school, Dawn and her husband Rod moved the family from an Atlanta suburb to the North Georgia mountains, acquired way too many animals, and spent the next 12 years homeschooling. Their daughter Ansley graduated from Samford University in 2022 and works at Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and their son Beck graduated from and played collegiate golf at Lee University and the University of Georgia and began playing professional golf in 2024.

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1 review for A Special Event: Writing Extraordinary College Application and Scholarship Essays (5/5 stars)

  1. C.T.

    Very informative lecture! Although Emma has already been accepted into the college of her choice, this information was very helpful to writing essay’s for scholarships. I highly recommend it for all high school students!

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