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Accepted: Senior Brandon Smith proudly displays his acceptance materials from the University of Michigan-Flint and from Michigan State University.

Accepted: Senior Brandon Smith proudly displays his acceptance materials from the University of Michigan-Flint and from Michigan State University.

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Accepted: Senior Brandon Smith proudly displays his acceptance materials from the University of Michigan-Flint and from Michigan State University.

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Seniors are buzzing with news of their college acceptances and tales of how they received the good news.
Senior William Flood learned in the middle of the night that he was accepted to Bowling Green State University.
’”I was at home, and it was two in the morning. I was bored, so I checked my e-mail and realized that Bowling Green sent me an e-mail the day before and I just had not seen it yet,” Flood said.
When he opened it, he found an acceptance letter with a scholarship worth $15,000.
“I didn’t even continue to read it,” Flood said. “I just ran upstairs screaming ‘Mom! Mom!’” to share his good news.
School Counselor Carol Johnson said seniors around the country, as well as the 215 seniors in Southfield High’s Class of 2016, should be hearing back from colleges no later than January or February if they have not already heard back.

The way seniors are notified of their college acceptance has changed greatly over the years due to technology.”

— Carol Johnson, School Counselor

Johnson said. E-mails are a common way to hear about college acceptance these days, she said, rather than letters through the U.S. Postal Service. Often, emails are followed up with official letters sent through snail mail. But the initial news of acceptance is often communicated electronically these days, Johnson said.
Senior Brandon Smith said he learned of his acceptance to the University of Michigan-Flint through an e-mail he read on his cell phone while in the school gym. He was also accepted at Michigan State, which he learned about by signing into his MSU account on his phone.
For senior Deziree Doucette, the good news came by personal phone call.
Answering her cell phone during class is always a big no-no, Doucette said, but rules flew out the window when her dream school called during her seventh hour Psychology class. She noticed that the caller ID said Dearborn, Michigan, so she ducked down under her desk and picked up the call.
“Hello, is this Deziree?” a voice said.
“Yes.”
“This is the University of Michigan Dearborn calling. We would like to congratulate you on your acceptance, and we hope to see you this fall of 2016.”
She screamed with joy, causing her friends to turn her way. The University of Michigan-Dearborn was her first choice and also her sister Loreal Shead’s alma mater. Doucette was elated.
For senior Ashley Sparks Ross, college acceptance news came while she was doing some holiday shopping. “I was at Target looking in the cosmetics aisle when I received an e-mail stating acceptance,” Sparks Ross said. “I screamed, causing everyone else in the aisle to look at me. My mom came running around the corner, confused and frantic. I was so happy I could not speak; I just showed her my phone.”
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10 Responses to “Seniors Receive College Acceptance Emails, Letters”

  1. Jayla Stevens on January 13th, 2016 7:54 am

    #blackexcellence

  2. M. Gingles on January 13th, 2016 11:30 am

    I’m so proud of everybody.

  3. Makayla Adams on January 15th, 2016 10:05 am

    Happy to see my peers doing good.

  4. Dominique on February 22nd, 2016 2:33 pm

    Congratulations.!

  5. Daijah Davis on February 29th, 2016 9:17 am

    Good job guys ,! Hard work pays off

  6. Dean Wagner on February 29th, 2016 10:25 am

    Cool!

  7. Drake on February 29th, 2016 11:32 am

    That’s cool

  8. Jordan Davison on February 29th, 2016 11:34 am

    Congrats on the acceptance letters!

  9. Ashley Sparks on March 24th, 2016 10:34 am

    I’m so happy for Brandon, it is very important to keep your grades up throughout high school and still be able to have a social life?

  10. Brandon smith on March 24th, 2016 10:37 am

    I’m very excited to attend MSU in the fall

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