Journey to Dartmouth, the College on the Hill
How did you choose Dartmouth? A simple question, really. A question I often respond to with a simple answer-Dartmouth had all the qualities in a college I was looking for: a tight-knit community, a focus on undergraduate teaching, academic flexibility, and resources for globe-trotting. How I chose Dartmouth truthfully goes back to my junior year of high school, though, where my seemingly daunting task of college selection began. The summer before my senior year of high school, my Dad and I left Starkville, Mississippi for a college-touring road trip of the East Coast. I marked roughly a dozen places on the map, ready to test them for the "aha moment" I believed would make my college decision crystal-clear.