Katie Goes To College
by Katie Dobson
Katie The Graduate
Years ago, when I was putting all of my heart and soul into my admittance into the University of Florida, I knew that I had to obtain excellent recommendation letters.
I first asked my Guidance Counselor. I made this decision because he of all people knew how hard I had worked toward goals and how I often pressed him to aid me in achieving them.
I then went to the teacher who knew me best: my mentor, sports coach and the teacher of the subject in which I had the highest aptitude (English). In addition to my guidance counselor, she too knew of my perseverance and had molded me along the way into the best student I could be.
Finally, I requested a recommendation from my Student Counsel teacher. I made my leadership skills and individuality evident to him throughout my years on the counsel and I knew he would have no trouble in conveying that to the board at UF.
I feel strongly that the three people I asked were the optimum choices. They represented the culmination of all of my skills and it paid off: I was accepted into the University of Florida, and I graduated in 2007.
Their recommendation letters made a difference.