I am home and on break right now, although I technically spent my day at work—at my job for an SAT Prep company in Connecticut, where I’ve worked each summer and during the school year (from a distance) since high school. It’s nice to continue to be able to work for a job even though, for most of the year, I am at Colby and in a different state.
SAT Prep is one of those activities that a lot of Colby students are involved in, in one way or another. At Colby, one popular extracurricular on campus is MulePrep; Colby students volunteer to visit Waterville High Schools to teach classes on SAT Reading, Writing, and Math on Sundays in seven week chunks. I have never personally participated in this activity, only because I think I would be overwhelmed by SAT prep if I did so, considering the nature of my job.
What this testifies to, however, is the extent to which activities that one participates in high school are translatable to Colby: We have Model United Nations, Debate Society, Mock Trial, and many other popular clubs here that you might already be participating in a version of at your school. Even better, we have a ton of clubs that you’ve probably never even dreamed of before—activities that you probably never thought existed, such as an Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Club, a Quidditch Club, a pottery club, a quilting organization, and The Colby Ringers, our own handbell choir.
At Colby, you can find an organization or club dedicated to your interests, however unique they may be!