It is always a wonderful feeling to receive that initial college acceptance. As one can tell from the photograph above, Thomas, Forrest, and Michael are feeling pretty good after hearing from their first schools. Thomas has been accepted by Lynn University (, Forrest is into Roger Williams University (, and Michael has an offer from the University of Maine ( All three have sent out many more applications, so the waiting game will continue as they eagerly anticipate those large thick envelopes bearing good news from such schools as RIT, UConn, Bennington, Drexel, and Champlain College. On behalf of my colleagues at Franklin Academy, I extend our congratulations and best wishes for continuing good fortune with college acceptances.