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Once a Lion, Always a Lion: College-Age Alumni Share Insight with Students

Earlier this school year, we were delighted to welcome back some of our Dwight Alumni from the classes of 2023 and 2022 to speak with current tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students about their collegiate life thus far and how Dwight prepared them for their newest journey.

Reflections on Life Post-Dwight
During their panel discussion, geared towards current Seniors, alums Em Brandon '23, Xuan Stabb '23, Kyra Spahn ’23, Giulia Alberti '22, and Max Barber '23 opened up about their transition from the start of their Senior year at Dwight to college, discussed the importance of extracurriculars both now and in college, provided advice and well wishes to their peers for the last months of high school, shared anecdotes on their decision-making processes when it came to finding their new academic home, and more!

Our Seniors also asked insightful questions along the way — focusing on how to make the best decisions for their future and hearing the importance of these next crucial months as they begin to prepare to embark on a new journey, college-bound and beyond.

Quest Alums Share Their Experiences
In addition to our Senior-focused Alumni Panel, our Quest faculty also invited Dwight alums formerly enrolled in the Quest program to speak to currently enrolled tenth and eleventh grade students on the difference that Quest has made in their lives, post-Dwight. 

For the uninitiated, the Quest Program is a learning support program evolved from Oxford University’s tutorial mentorship model. The program uses research-based special education pedagogy to provide one-on-one academic and organizational training to all types of learners.

With that in mind, our current Quest students were especially excited to learn more about how the alums approached both course selection and the college search - something that is top of mind for many of them at this stage in their academic journey. Additionally, the alums provided insight into their current college experience and reflected on their time at Dwight, how the School prepared them for their newest adventures, and encouraged their peers to be true to themselves throughout the application process.  

All in all, our alums were thrilled to come back, connect with their peers, and relay some of their newfound wisdom to those who will follow in their footsteps. Thank you to all the alums who joined us for these exceptionally informative panels, and to our Quest and College Counseling teams for reviving this great event for our current students!