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The Eagle Scholars Podcast

The Eagle Scholars Podcast

By Rory W Hughes

Welcome to The Eagle Scholars Podcast, where interview Eagle Scholars Program alums and others doing cool stuff.

Cover art photo provided by Annie Spratt on Unsplash: unsplash.com/@anniespratt
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Episode 5: Valentina Giraldo (Thurston '22, Johns Hopkins '26)
Episode 5: Valentina Giraldo (Thurston '22, Johns Hopkins '26)
In my conversation with Valentina Giraldo (Thurston '2022, Johns Hopkins '2026), we explore a number of topics, including: the value of doing things because you enjoy them, not to "look good on a college application" why she went out of state for school even though she didn't feel ready the mentality required to apply to exclusive schools Thanks for listening!
31:26
December 01, 2022
Episode 4: Te'Nia Richardson (Thurston '21, Eastern Michigan '25)
Episode 4: Te'Nia Richardson (Thurston '21, Eastern Michigan '25)
In my conversation with Te'Nia Richardson, Thurston Class of 2021, we explore a number of topics, including: why AP courses are worth it the importance of time management in college how to get and keep a job in high school why being popular is meaningless in the long run Thanks for listening!
26:27
November 01, 2022
Episode 3: c/o 2019 shares advice with c/o 2020
Episode 3: c/o 2019 shares advice with c/o 2020
In Episode 3 of The Eagle Scholars Podcast, seniors share advice on how to approach the college application process Key insights: Don't shy away from challenging classes your senior year Complete apps by the early action deadline (November 1st) so you can relax Start essays early and get feedback Don't let the majors offered at a college be a deciding factor
32:55
October 01, 2022
Episode 2: Daniela Giraldo (Thurston '15, U of M Dearborn '19, Louisville '23)
Episode 2: Daniela Giraldo (Thurston '15, U of M Dearborn '19, Louisville '23)
For Episode 2 the seniors and I sat down with one of the hardest-working, most conscientious students I've ever had.  Among other topics, Daniela shares invaluable advice about how to do well in college, the realities of the commuter student, and how to navigate living with your parents when you're actually an adult.  
27:52
September 01, 2022
Episode 1: Paiton Podojil (Thurston '12, U of M Ann Arbor '16)
Episode 1: Paiton Podojil (Thurston '12, U of M Ann Arbor '16)
The very first episode of The Eagle Scholars Podcast!
27:54
August 01, 2022