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Senior seminar students thank teachers for recommendations

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Broadalbin-Perth High School teachers and administrators on November 9 were honored with a “thank you breakfast” for their time spent writing letters of recommendation for their students’ college applications.

“Our teachers spend countless hours helping our students apply for college,” guidance counselor Jennifer Grimmick said. “Colleges are taking a holistic approach for admissions, so they want to know what kind of people they are beyond just their test scores.”

The number of recommendations written varies by teacher, but one wrote 15 letters.

“The recommendations can highlight a student’s work ethic, values, goals, personality, and devotion to their school and community,” Grimmick said.