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Sophie Herron

Sophie Herron

Sophie Herron taught high school English in Houston, Texas, as a Teach For America corps member. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at New York University. She loves when students discover the story that makes them realize their own potential.

Recent Posts by Sophie Herron:

by Sophie Herron, on Oct 17, 2014 10:40:00 AM

If you’re staring at your Early Decision application, trying to figure out the right way to answer, “Why the University of X?”, you’re not alone. We work with students every …

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Topics:High School and College

by Sophie Herron, on Oct 10, 2014 2:25:00 PM

College application essays should start with awesome sentences. Which is not intimidating at all. And when you’ve been writing analytical essays for English class, research papers for History, and lab …

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Topics:High School and College

by Sophie Herron, on Oct 8, 2014 7:00:00 PM

This morning, New York Times economics expert Eduardo Porter tackled the slow growth of college attendance in the US in “Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark." He points out that …

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Topics:High School and College

by Sophie Herron, on Jul 24, 2014 9:58:00 AM

We’re excited to announce our selection for the 2014 Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, Powered by TechStars! For the next three months, Story To College will work from the TechStars Broadway office to …

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Topics:Community

by Sophie Herron, on May 29, 2014 11:59:00 AM

We know college is a huge investment—of time and money—and as a busy student, navigating the financial aid process and applying for scholarships on top of the regular application process can feel …

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Topics:High School and College

by Sophie Herron, on May 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM

As a college-bound student, you know you need to make admissions officers remember you, and that in an admissions pool that is overflowing with great students, your personal essay is …

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Topics:High School and College

by Sophie Herron, on May 23, 2014 3:14:00 PM

Michelle Sheu, our intern and one of our students is graduating in just under a month. She will be attending one of her top choice schools, Macaulay Honors at Baruch! We …

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Topics:High School and College

by Sophie Herron, on Apr 16, 2014 9:34:00 AM

This year, students applied to selective colleges in record numbers, and admissions rates reflect this influx: Harvard accepted 5.9% of applicants, and Stanford only 5%. Top-tier state universities are seeing …

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Topics:High School and College
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