Beth Dennard
By: Beth Dennard

Engaging Our Kids Outside the Home

by Kathryn Streeter Summer is greeting us with her cheerful grin, but parents who couldn’t come up for the air needed to plan for her grand entrance are not doing a happy dance. It looms instead like an epic black hole, begging for definition. Camp ... Read More >
Beth Dennard
By: Beth Dennard

Mistakes to Avoid in High Stakes College Process

Before 1998 most students typed and used correction tape to prepare applications using typewriters and then snail-mailed the paper components in an envelope to each college. Compared to that, online applications seem streamlined; however, they’re complicated ... Read More >
By: Bright Futures

5 FHS Students Compete at State Science Fair

Five Friendswood High School students competed at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio on Saturday, April 1. Freshman Aly Knowles placed 2nd in the Senior Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences with Do Electronic Screens ... Read More >
Beth Dennard
By: Beth Dennard

How do I choose a college consultant?

This is a very central question, but like many important decisions, it mostly comes down to a personal choice. Some people look primarily for credentials and experience, others feel more comfortable based on referrals from a trusted source. Regardless, ... Read More >
Beth Dennard
By: Beth Dennard

What’s A College Consultant?

This question often comes after a consultant introduces their profession, usually followed by “What school/college do you work for?” or “I thought consultants worked only with Ivy League applicants.” Questions and assumptions are understandable ... Read More >
Beth Dennard
By: Beth Dennard

How to SHINE: Some General Interview Tips

Dear Students and Parents, I recently published this article and wanted to share it with you personally. Following a student's Birkman, I recommend they conduct informational interviews with professionals that currently work in the top career fields ... Read More >
By: Bright Futures

Giving Thanks

Dear Families and Students, We are thankful for you. In the speed and distractions of everyday life, especially during college application season, we often strive to accomplish goals and can easily forget to take time to pause and to appreciate what ... Read More >

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