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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;
  • greeting admissions representatives and providing them with a brief Upper School campus tour highlighting Rowland Hall's distinctive programs;
  • attending meetings with admissions representatives to learn about their institutions;
  • conducting primary-source research on colleges and universities with representatives visiting Rowland Hall; and
  • participating in Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling's annual fair in Salt Lake City.

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

Hailey Hauck

Lead Ambassador

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The small class sizes and the focus on dialogue-based learning. These two factors allow for amazing and intimate discussions about complex issues.    
Favorite thing to do in SLC: My favorite thing about SLC is the close proximity to nature. There are so many great things to do outdoors, like skiing and hiking.    
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Publik Kitchen is a great breakfast and lunch place right next to Rowland Hall.     
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? Because it’s an amazing opportunity to lead at Rowland Hall and to learn about college programs around the world. 

Grayson King

Lead Ambassador

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The close-knit community and ability to get to know teachers and classmates on a more personal level.    
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Play tennis and hang out with friends
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Tsunami     
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? Because I wanted to better familiarize myself with the college-application process and have closer relationships with our counselors.

George Adondakis

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: How small the school is. Because of its size, I’ve formed strong relationships with my teachers and classmates. These bonds have made my time in high school more comfortable.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Manoli's
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? Because of all the relationships I could build. Not only will I be able to strengthen ties with my classmates and college counselor, but I’ll also be able to build new relationships with college representatives.

Ria Agarwal

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The small classes mean that every student has a relationship with the teachers and is able to receive personalized help.    
Favorite thing to do in SLC: I love hiking, especially the Cecret Lake Hike in Alta.     
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Tsunami
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? To build relationships with my college counselors and learn how to navigate a leadership position in the school. 

Boston Ballard

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: It's academically rigorous, but upper schoolers share the same goal: to be successful students. Thus, our community demonstrates teamwork, helpfulness, inclusiveness, and all-around kindness.    
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Salt Lake is a great place to be outside. I love to rock climb, ski, hike, golf, run, and play pick-up basketball games at local parks and rec centers.    
Favorite restaurant in SLC:  B&D Burgers, Tsunami, and Wing Coop
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? As a senior, and someone who is about to undergo the whirlwind of college applications, I want to be as familiar as possible with the process prior to experiencing it. This program is a spectacular way to do so.

Sophie Dau

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The opportunities it provides. Teachers are always willing to help you get involved in the community, and there’s always a way to share what you’re doing.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: I love to rock climb; Big and Little Cottonwood canyons have some great climbs.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Bruges Waffles and Frites and Coffee Garden
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? To learn more about colleges I wouldn't otherwise know about, and to learn more about the behind-the-scenes processes.

Maddie Frech

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: I absolutely love everything about Rowland Hall. Not only does this school offer the best classes and the most amazing teachers, but the community is very close-knit.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Besides dancing at Ballet West, I love to hike, bike, ski, shop, and go to the movies.    
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Stanza Italian Bistro    
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? Because I believe I have a lot to offer to help others in the college-application process. I'm part of multiple student-leadership teams at school, so this seemed the perfect opportunity to help my peers.

Ellie Hyde

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The small community     
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Go trail running
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Valter’s Osteria
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? Because I wanted to develop my communication and leadership skills.

Ashlee Jackson

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The close-knit community. This school creates a very accepting environment that allows each student to grow.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: See concerts at Red Butte Garden    
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Vertical Diner    
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? My parents teach music, so I’ve always been interested in the education system. Even in elementary school, I wanted to be an American history professor. Another reason: I’ve really enjoyed my time at Rowland Hall, and I want to share those experiences that have defined me.

Katie Kern

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The dance program has supported my growth as a dancer and as a human, created a safe space for me, and given me a community that I really connect to at school. Also, the teachers are very special and ensure a learning experience that is rich and complex.     
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Ski    
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Yoko Ramen    
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? Because I wanted to improve my leadership and communication skills. Also, I have an interesting perspective on the school since I transferred here from New York as a freshman. Through transferring, I’ve realized the school's strengths and what makes it unique.

Jacqueline Park

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The smallness of our community because it allows you to form close relationships with your teachers and peers.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: I like to hang out with friends and see movies, go out to eat, or hike.     
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Taqueria 27 and Sicilia Mia
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? Because I wanted to learn more about colleges, particularly the ones I hadn't heard of prior to their representatives visiting. 

Lily Scaife

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The small community and class sizes. I’ve developed friendships across grade levels, and we all have the opportunity to voice our opinions within the classroom.    
Favorite thing to do in SLC: I love to ski, hike on the Bonneville Shoreline, or walk down Main Street in Park City.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Eggs in the City and Trio    
Why did you apply to be a College Counseling Ambassador? Because I wanted to learn about the college-application process and schools that I was unfamiliar with. Additionally, I wanted the opportunity to talk to reps about my Rowland Hall experience.

Ella Vitek

Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The community. There are so many great people and resources for help in our school.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: I love to hike and run in the mountains.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Taco Taco
Favorite activity/hobby outside of school: Hang out with my friends. I love to go swimming and take adventures with them.

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