For Macie Mancini, a trip to a tiny isolated village in Alaska proved an eye-opening experience and one that helped her figure out what she wanted to do.
Williams College has an acceptance rate of 15 percent, according to The College Board, but Kenia Cruz didn't initially understand the significance of her acceptance.
Later this month Rachel Kane will graduate from Ledyard High School, leaving behind a legacy that's hard to miss. She was captain of the tennis team, a member of the Select Singers Choir, president of Amnesty International and more.
Waterford High School senior Sophie Wang heads to Dartmouth College after racking up accolades for her scientific research.
Joe Corbett might not have encountered the sport he came to lead if it weren't for a weird rule East Lyme High School has.
Put all the well-worn advice from graduation speeches together, and Norwich Free Academy Class of 2018 graduate Scott Christian Celey can check off the list as "done that."
Brandon Vicaire reports to his full-time job as a security guard at Foxwoods Resort Casino at midnight and works until 9 a.m. He then goes home and sleeps before reporting to Stonington High School at 2:30 p.m. for 2 1/2 hours of classes.
For his senior project, Grasso Tech's Lawrence Ravel learned to cook the dishes he grew up eating.
East Lyme High School Senior Nathan am Ende, a competitively ranked dancer, is about to reach another goal he has been working towards throughout high school: majoring in chemistry at Sorbonne University this fall.
Marley Robinson was on vacation around Christmastime in 2016 in Australia – her mother's homeland, and a place for which Robinson proudly bears a few small tattoos – when she heard some good news.
Eighteen-year-old Jarrett Leonard of Montville, a very able auto mechanic, plans to find work in the marine mechanic industry — preferably in a warmer climate.
Lyme-Old Lyme High School senior Claudia Mergy plans to study fine arts at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Williams School senior Olivia Fetter has been around the world, but she came out of her shell in New London.
High school senior Joshua Archibald brings his passion for singing and civic engagement to Harvard this fall.