“For many of us students in Rhode Island high schools, we are able to set a clearer path to our future with College Visions guidance. We are looking forward to being successful. But in order to have that success we need the people who give to CV and make this support available. Getting help from CV has been one of the best things that has happened to many of us.” – Lagzacine A., Cranston East ’18
College acceptances and financial aid award letters are in and students are faced with the tough decision of choosing the college where they will enroll. CV student Lagzacine Alexandre earned acceptances to Quinnipiac University, Rhode Island College, Franklin Pierce University, and the University of Rhode Island! She and other CV students are meeting with their advisors to make the best college choices for their futures. Read Lagzacine’s interview below!
Where are you from, what high school do you attend, and what do you like to do in your free time?
I am from Haiti and I go to Cranston High School East. In my in free time I like to play and watch soccer, go for a run, talk with my grandma, catch a movie with my cousins or my friends, dance, listen to music, help around the house, and read.
What colleges have you applied to? Do you have an intended major and why did you choose it?
I applied to Rhode Island College, Providence College, Brandeis, American University, University of Rhode Island, Connecticut college and Quinnipiac University. I would like to double major in Pre-vet and a language.
Describe your favorite CV memory so far?
My favorite memory so far at CV was when students shared where they applied. After working really hard on the college essay, the common app questions and a couple more supplement essays, finally submitting my college applications was a huge weight lifted.
What are some goals you are working towards and how is CV helping you achieve them?
Since I moved to the USA, I wanted to make my grandma proud by getting into college and being high achieving, and so far CV has made that wish possible.
What has the financial aid process been like for you and what is one thing you’ve learned?
CV has been very helpful. I’m currently waiting for the colleges to answer back. I’ve learned that some things you can’t do by yourself and someone will always be willing to help you at CV. Also once i’m in college, things will only get harder so make every second count.
What would you say to donors who are consistently giving to CV and making this resource available to you?
I thank you and hope you keep donating because for many of us students in RI high schools we are able to set a clearer path to our future with CV guidance. We are looking forward to being successful. But in order to have that success we need the people who give to CV and make this support available. Getting help from College Visions has been one of the best things that has happened to many of us.
Congratulations to Lagzacine and all first-generation students for taking the steps to pursuing higher education! We are proud of you all and can’t wait to see how you change the world!