Donnelly College Top Questions

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?


If I could go back and talk to myself, I would tell myself to be confident about everything you do. There’s so much more to life than high school. Stop comparing yourself to others in the scheme of things not one person in this building knows what they are doing. Girls will come and go, do not settle for less. Go to the gym and challenge yourself. Believe it or not, you will lose weight, you will make plenty of friends, and you’ll have plenty of stories to tell. Guess what? Your life will only get better from here. However, you’re going to have to work hard and make a lot of mistakes to get to where you want be. Above all else, I need you to do one last thing: keep moving forward, because you won’t believe the places you will go!


If I could go back in times and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to learn to get my priorities in order so I can balance leisure with schoolwork. This is very important because one's grades reflect how well we prioritize. If one is able to have time to study and do homework then they would succeed in that class.