Editorial: Wasted college stress

Kids are stressed out — really stressed out — about getting into college. It’s unnecessary, and unfortunate. “There’s so much pressure put on you to do everything to buff that résumé,” a student interviewing for a Youth Commission seat told the selectmen last week. “… The competition to get into school is really the main pressure.” Parents aren’t the whole … read more

UConn, Delaware top list of colleges for Ridgefield students

Members of the Ridgefield High School class of 2018 will be seeing some familiar faces this fall — depending on where they go to college. The University of Connecticut and the University of Delaware were their two most-applied-to schools, according to the school’s guidance department. UConn and Delaware were also the top two schools that the now-graduated seniors will attend. … read more

College admissions advice for artists at the library Sunday

The Ridgefield Library along with the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Ridgefield Arts Council will present an afternoon program called Thriving Through the Arts: The College Admissions Process for Musicians, Actors, Dancers and Visual Artists. The program will take place at the library on Sunday, April 23, between 1 and 3 p.m., … read more

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