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Casey's Boarding school tuition

Organized by: Casey Bellefleur

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THE STORY:

I want to change the world, to be honest. Hi, my name's Casey, and I seem to have run into some problems. Last February, I found myself thrown into a fantastic opportunity to be a semester school student at an all girls, marine science and leadership focused, boarding school in Freeport, Maine, called, Coastal Studies for Girls (or CSG for short). Being a Maine student, I was heavily awarded a scholarship/financial aid award, that covered almost all of my tuition for attending. In a boarding school environment, I found myself being surrounded with other students that had similar passions as I did, and that I was able to focus better on my school work, without being distracted by matters going on outside of school. As a result, I was happier, healthier (as the regular meal plan didn't allow for forgetting to eat, as this is a frequent problem I run into), and my grades soared in result. I left with the best grades I had ever had in my life, and a much deeper passion to change the world for the better. Before leaving, I made a plan, to apply to several boarding schools for the fall, with the hope that I could achieve a similar situation as that at CSG. So, during the last few weeks at CSG, where everyone else was using their down time to take breaks from work, I was working on applying to schools wherever I thought would work. Before the end of my semester, I was already accepted to 2 schools in the Toronto area in Canada, and working on more applications for schools in the Boston area. Recently, I discovered that the schools I had been accepted to didn't offer financial aid, though, so those were pretty much out of the question. So, I pushed forward, applying to schools in the Boston area, as if I went to school near Boston, I would be able to take the train up to Maine, and more often be able to see my family. And then, I found out that I was accepted to CATS Academy Boston, a college prep school in Braintree, just outside of Boston. Not only that, but I had been awarded a scholarship covering 90% of my tuition expenses, leaving me with just almost 2,000 for tuition. The only problem? Boarding. I was highly saddened to find out that I didn't get nearly as much as I needed to cover boarding expenses, and there were other costs to, ones that were mandatory, and brought the total amount of money that I needed to go, to around 25,000. More than my mother made in a whole year. I hope to raise this money, so that I can go to a better school than the one that I am currently attending, and reach the goals that I have in my life. I want to be an astrophysicist, and do research on black holes, antimatter, and all things regarding quantum theory. Outside of my research, I hope to be a professor at a college. As for colleges, I hope to attend MIT, Boston University, or Smith College. If my goal isn't achieved, the money raised will go towards my college fund. I truly hope to achieve this goal.

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