Seeing a Little of Myself in New Emerge Juniors

By Karen Banda As part of my internship with EMERGE, I was a chaperone for this year’s Boston College Tour. My group consisted of 14 rising high school juniors, all of whom had a spark ready to be lit by at least one of the colleges on our visit. I saw myself in these students. …

20 Questions with Felipe Guillén

We wanted to learn a little more about our EMERGE bloggers, so we played a game of 20 questions with them to find out what makes them tick. What’s the best school-assigned book you’ve ever read? “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver If you could study 1 “non-traditional” subject in school, what would it be? …

#EMERGEtour Ends at Brown, Stonehill

The final day of a tour of northeast colleges and Universities by HISD EMERGE students meant stops at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., and historic Brown University in Providence, R.I. The #EMERGEtour is took more than 95 students from 15 HISD high schools to nine top-tier university campuses last week. Here are the students’ impressions of …

Northeastern, Tufts Students Talk College Experience on #EMERGEtour Day 1

Juniors and seniors in HISD’s EMERGE fellowship program got to hear firsthand Monday what attending a top-tier university is really like on the first day of a whirlwind tour of nine Northeast college and universities. EMERGE students from 15 HISD high schools toured Tufts and Northeastern University and heard from students about what it is …