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spotlight on ambitious goals

As a 17-year-old high school senior, Leslie’s next step was clear to everyone, except Leslie. Her guidance counselor and teachers, her family and friends were all dead set on her going to college.

spotlight on the 2023 college tour

“An awful first semester at school is normal!” That’s part of the message former Rocking the Boat boatbuilder and current Marist College sophomore Harumi wanted to impart to high school juniors visiting her school last month.

spotlight on learning with a purpose

The New York Times recently published an essay by university professor, best-selling author, and public speaker on both autism and animal behavior Temple Grandin, Society Is Failing Visual Thinkers, and That Hurts Us All. The excerpt below resonated with us here at Rocking the Boat

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