When I first started looking at colleges, I felt super overwhelmed. Because I am the first person to attend college from my family, I did not really know where to start looking. There were so many options that I could not make up my mind. However, I had the chance to attend a program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during my junior year and I fell in love with the school. It felt like the perfect fit. When I visited again this year, I knew that it was exactly where I wanted to go. I was extremely excited to be accepted into their Computer Science program, which accepted less than 8% of students this year. On top of that, I received an amazing scholarship. I now will be able to attend college without having to burden my parents or myself with loans. I am extremely grateful to have discovered and attended Trinity. I do not know where I would be without Trinity. The amount of dedication that all of the teachers and IB coordinator, Ms. Crnkovick, put into the classes truly makes a difference in the education that Trinity offers. I feel more than prepared to tackle anything that comes my way whether it be in college or after.
Amy Rayas, Jane Adams Grade School, Melrose Park, IL
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign