Meaningful Leadership

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College Counseling Ambassadors

Our College Counseling Ambassador program gives juniors and seniors an opportunity to engage in a meaningful leadership position that will jumpstart their engagement with the college process, hone their communication and organizational skills, and provide opportunities to develop relationships with their college counselors, admissions representatives, and peers.

Their responsibilities include:

  • serving as representatives of Rowland Hall to visiting college admissions representatives;
  • moderating virtual college visits for admissions representatives and peers; and
  • conducting primary-source research on colleges and universities with representatives visiting Rowland Hall.

Students selected to serve for a second year as Lead Ambassadors are responsible for both training new ambassadors and coordinating the logistics for representative visits. Lead ambassadors also contribute to the visual representation and communication pieces of the process, which include contacting other ambassadors, college representatives, and fellow seniors.

Ambassador Biographies

Rowland Hall college counseling ambassador Emery Bahna poses for a photo in front of the Upper School

Emery Bahna

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The debate program. After transferring to Rowland Hall, the debate community made me feel the most welcome. The activity has also helped me find my voice and become more confident in my ability to think critically.
Why I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador: To build meaningful relationships with my college counselors and connect with new members of the community; additionally, it's the perfect way to gather information about prospective colleges and become a positive leader at the school.

Rowland Hall college counseling ambassador Lizzie Carlin poses for a photo in front of the Upper School

Lizzie Carlin

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: My favorite thing about Rowland Hall is the close bonds we have with our teachers and grade because of the small class sizes and focus on creating a unified community.
Favorite Thing to Do in Salt Lake City: My favorite thing to do in SLC is ski. It is so nice to be so close to the mountains and city to really experience the best of both worlds.
Favorite Restaurant in Salt Lake City: Gourmandise
Why I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador: I applied to be a CCA because I had so much fun doing it last year. I love getting to connect with colleges, both that I am interested in and those that I might not know a lot about. It is especially helpful when applying to colleges to have learned about so many unique aspects of different colleges that I might look for in those that I am applying to.

Rowland Hall college counseling ambassador Anna Hull poses for a photo in front of the Upper School

Anna Hull

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: Since Rowland Hall is a smaller school, personal relationships and fast communication with teachers is built into the school environment. It's really easy to meet with teachers or ask them questions via email.
Favorite Thing to Do in Salt Lake City: I love walking around Trolley Square—there are so many small shops, exhibits, and fun things to do!
Favorite Restaurant in Salt Lake City: Bombay House
Why I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador: I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador because I love talking with new people, and I'm always looking for additional ways to gain college exposure. Additionally, I try and use my time as a College Counseling Ambassador to learn more about the college admissions process in general. So far, it's been a very enjoyable and helpful experience!

Rowland Hall college counseling ambassador Quinn Yeates poses for a photo in front of the Upper School

Quinn Yeates

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: Definitely the teachers. They really care about their subjects and their students, and their passion for their topics is contagious. I have multiple former teachers I still visit regularly.
Favorite Thing to Do in Salt Lake City: The Natural History Museum of Utah is right next to Red Butte Garden, and I adore both. The Gardens are great for hiking or studying, and the Museum has a world-renowned paleontology exhibit.
Favorite Restaurant in Salt Lake City: Sawadee Thai Restaurant and Shanghai Café
Why I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador: I applied to be part of CCA because I want to connect with colleges across the nation and grow more familiar with the college admissions process. Places of learning are my favorite places, and learning about colleges makes me so excited. Rowland Hall is the place of learning that raised me, and I’m glad to help represent it to the schools I’ll be learning from next.

Rowland Hall college counseling ambassador Kaitlyn Bates poses for a photo in front of the Upper School

Kaitlyn Bates

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: My favorite thing about Rowland Hall is the pride we take in our school. Whether students are out on the academic front debating or going presenting research projects, or student-athletes are competing for state championships, it is clear that the whole school feels proud to be part of the Rowland Hall community.
Favorite Thing to Do in Salt Lake City: During my time spent living in Utah, I have definitely become an outdoors person. The thing I love most about Salt Lake is that we experience all of the seasons. My favorite thing about it is that one month you could be skiing at Snowbird or Alta and the next month spending time at the Jordanelle Reservoir!
Favorite Restaurant in Salt Lake City: Hub and Spoke Diner
Why I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador:  As a second-year CCA, I am still able to confidently say what drew me to the program was the idea of making meaningful connections with college representatives, my college counselors, and my fellow CCA members. The additional bonus of being able to explore different college opportunities while in the midst of the application process makes it that much better!

Ella Houden

Ella Houden

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The relationships we develop with teachers and faculty and the closeness of the student community.
Favorite Thing to Do in Salt Lake City: Going to Millcreek Canyon (in the Fall, it is absolutely magical)
Favorite Restaurant in Salt Lake City: Avenues Proper
Why I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador: I wanted an opportunity to be introduced to different colleges and universities and how their schools run to find the best fit for my friends and me!

Rowland Hall college counseling ambassador Casey Maloy poses for a photo in front of the Upper School

Casey Maloy

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The community! The teachers, students, and administration at Rowland Hall are consistently in my corner, and I will always feel supported by the people in our community.
Favorite Thing to Do in Salt Lake City: My favorite activity to do in both Salt Lake and Park City is to spend time outside! Whether it be skiing, hiking, or anything else, I love to take advantage of Utah's natural beauty.
Favorite Restaurant in Salt Lake City: Honest Eatery
Why I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador: I applied to be a College Counselor because, as the first in my family, I have always been very curious about the college process. I wanted to learn more about different types of higher education institutions, interact with people from around the country, and discover what it is I'm looking for in my post-high school path.

Rowland Hall college counseling ambassador Kate Brague poses for a photo in front of the Upper School

Kate Brague

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: I love the personal connections that I have been able to make with each of my teachers. They are some of my greatest supports, and I genuinely feel seen as a student.
Favorite Thing to Do in Salt Lake City: One of my favorite things to do in SLC is go to the museums. The Natural History Museum and Leonardo Museum have some really interesting exhibits that I find fascinating.
Favorite Restaurant in Salt Lake City: Current Fish and Oyster, Pizza Nono, or Oh Mai Sandwich Kitchen
Why I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador: I applied to be a CCA because I want to share what makes Rowland Hall so unique with other people and so that I can further my own knowledge about what sets apart certain universities from the rest. I think it is a great opportunity that allows for not only a deeper learning for Rowland Hall students but also the reps who come and visit Rowland Hall.

Rowland Hall college counseling ambassador Maddie Carlin poses for a photo in front of the Upper School

Maddie Carlin

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: My favorite thing about Rowland Hall is that I know everyone in the hallways and can have a close relationship with my teachers.
Favorite Thing to Do in Salt Lake City: My favorite thing to do in SLC is going out to eat.
Favorite Restaurant in Salt Lake City: Tsunami or Nacho Daddy
Why I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador: I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador in order to learn more about various colleges and about the admission process.

Rowland Hall college counseling ambassador Daisy Innis poses for a photo in front of the Upper School

Daisy Innis

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: My favorite thing about Rowland Hall is the opportunity to work closely with my teachers and peers and build relationships that extend beyond the classroom and the school's encouragement to pursue things that interest us.
Favorite Thing to Do in Salt Lake City: One of my favorite things to do in SLC is visit our parks like Liberty Park and Sugarhouse Park.
Favorite Restaurant in Salt Lake City: Vessel Kitchen
Why I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador: I applied to be a College Counseling Ambassador because I wanted the opportunity to gain a wider insight into the college application process and hear from a large variety of schools. I also enjoy the opportunity to work with both college reps and my peers and act as a resource to help figure out what the best college fit is for them.

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