A Special Event: How to Be a Standout College Applicant (Tips and Best Practices)


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A Special Event: How to Be a Standout College Applicant (Tips and Best Practices)


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$50.00 - (Full tuition price due up front)

Join us for a special event on Monday, September 9 at 4:00 PM ET .

If college is in your future, it’s not too early (or too late) to start preparing to make a great impression! In this practical, information-packed seminar, you will learn what college admissions counselors expect from applicants and what they like to see (and not see) on applications. We will talk about where to find relevant leadership opportunities, activities, and honors to create a meaningful résumé, and you will learn lots of useful tips about communicating with colleges, keeping records, and participating in interviews. Mrs. Burnette will share useful templates, plans, and record-keeping resources including an amazingly helpful form for helping you figure out which college is just right for you!

This seminar is geared toward students in grades 8 to 12 who plan to attend college, but many of the tips and practices are useful for other types of applications such as internships, gap years, and jobs as well.

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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