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Counselor Tips on Getting into Elite (and Other) Colleges

Seton guidance counselor Nick Marmelejo offers advice for families considering Ivy League or other elite colleges. In his realistic manner, he answers frequently asked questions about the criteria that colleges use in their admissions criteria and offers practical tips on the application process.

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Seton Scholars Love to Create, Compete and Excel

John Wins Respect Life Scholarship I was a scholarship winner of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Respect Life Apostolate’s Creative Writing Contest. I was one of 10 scholarship recipients out of over 1,100 participants. Here I am with the Most Reverend Archbishop Robert J. Carlson. Seton English courses and writing assignments have helped me learn to express myself in writing. The topic of the essay contest was how living chastely helps one avoid abortion and live a happy, healthy and holy life. I play the trumpet and have auditioned to be a member of the Community Music School of...

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7 Life Lessons on Conquering College from a Seton Grad

Let’s cut to the chase: high school is difficult. Put high school together with homeschool, and you’ve got a major challenge. I remember a point during my junior year with Seton when I was struggling to maintain my grade point average and moving to a different house with my family. I remember thinking, “Wow, this is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” Fast forward two years, and I enter college. I had dreamed of going to college and heard many stories of what it was like, but those dreams and stories didn’t match my own experiences. Here are seven...

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John Paul Wins Cool 2B Catholic Video Contest

I entered EWTN’s Cool 2B Catholic video contest and won the high school category. I was inspired to enter the contest because of my love for filmmaking and the desire to make a video that would be an inspiration for young men to join the Holy Priesthood. With A Day in the Life of a Priest, I wanted to dramatically capture the truly epic nature of the priestly vocation and the Sacraments and also the relatability of the priest as a human. This is a link to my full interview and the first prize video on EWTN. I am the first...

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