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Top Incoming High School Students Visited Hamline

On Wednesday, February 8, 90 high-achieving students from over 50 schools across Minnesota attended Scholars Day, an exclusive invitation-only event.

Students are invited if they are eligible for the University Honors Program, which offers students the opportunity to continue a challenging academic career through the pursuit of excellence in academics, research, community service, and a demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning.

During Scholars Day incoming students talked with and learned directly from faculty members who play a large role in the events. In addition to presenting current collaborative research projects with their student co-researchers, faculty hosted a luncheon with the visiting students and participated in the resource fair to talk and answer questions on their respective majors.

In addition to faculty and admission staff members, current Hamline students welcomed the incoming students for Scholars Day.

“I had the privilege to interact with prospective students and hopefully assist them in any way I can as they are beginning or completing their college search process,” third-year student ambassador Dieu Do explained. “I have been involved with Scholar's Day since my first year at Hamline.”

Do and other students co-presented with Hamline staff on the diverse opportunities and experiences offered on campus. Students shared personal stories of their own journey here at Hamline. As student body vice president, Do presented with Ayn Rassier of the Career Development Center on how she found her passions in civic engagement and public service through internships.

“I can say without a doubt that some of the most powerful changemakers and do-gooders are here and I want the visiting high school students to experience the community that I have been so lucky to call my own,” Do said.

Other sessions featured leaders from Wesley Center, Hedgeman Center, Student Activities & Leadership Development, and Global Engagement Center.

Scholars Day ended with mingling at a dessert reception for students and parents with Hamline faculty, staff and students, followed by a tour of the residence halls. About 25 percent of the highest performing high school students followed Scholars Day by attending the Early Honors Overnight where they connected with current Pipers and got to know their future classmates.

For any questions regarding Scholars Day or admissions to Hamline, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at admission@hamline.edu or call 651-523-2207

Written by Malenie Ven