After the outbreak of COVID-19, members of the Class of 2020 move closer to May 1 -- National College Decision Day -- and there have been very few developments that would give students a clearer understanding of how their futures might unfold next year and beyond.
Recent Ojai Valley School graduates Lilli Trompke and Jaclyn Sersland have continued their love of journalism in their first year at college, both earning positions at their school’s newspapers, gaining spots over hundreds of applicants.
This year’s seniors sent out more than 400 applications and received nearly 160 acceptances. They earned entrance to top-notch small private liberal arts schools such as Vassar, Skidmore and Reed, and big public universities such as LSU, UC Berkeley and the University of Washington.
OVS seniors have put in years of playing the same sport to get a coveted spot on a team at the school of their choice, they’ve put in summers studying a single test, and have filled out countless forms and paperwork to get where they are today. From the mouths of those who got in fairly, here’s how the Varsity Blues scandal feels.