Letter To My High School Self

Senior year is a time to reflect, cherish the memories, and realize the impact the last four years have made on your life. To recognize the people who have influenced you. To be confident in the things you have learned. But it’s also a time to look ahead, hope for the future, and embrace new possibilities. To take every opportunity that comes your way.

Your next step is coming to Mercer. A place for you to grow, thrive, and discover your potential. To meet new people. To challenge yourself to be the best that you can be. Your next four years will be life-changing.

Take advice from three Mercer seniors as they write letters to their high school self and offer words of wisdom about the transition from high school to college.

Senior Reflections

JAYLA MOODY

Major: Journalism and Global Development Studies

Involvement:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • The Cluster student newspaper
  • Mercer University Marketing and Communications Intern
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Office of University Admissions Special Events Team
  • Peer Advisor

Plans after graduation: 

Attending Georgia State University to receive a master’s degree in Digital Media Strategies.

Letter to High School Jayla:


SAGAR PATEL

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Biology and Chemistry

Involvement:

  • 3D Tech, Co-Founder
  • Electrical Fundamental Engineering, Teaching Assistant
  • Mercer Ambassador
  • Mercer On Mission
  • Mercer Prosthetics and Orthotics Club, President
  • National Development Committee Member for Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan (BAPS)
  • Office of University Admissions Student Admissions Team
  • Peer Advisor
  • Robotics Club

Plans after graduation:

Staying another year at Mercer University to finish master’s thesis in biomedical engineering, which will dive deeper into the simulation of rubberized 3D printed materials. Applying to medical school to pursue a career in surgery in the future.

Letter to High School Sagar:


ELLIZA GUTA

Major: Political Science and Psychology

Involvement:

  • Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
  • Mercer Ambassador
  • Mercer University Honor Council, Investigating Justice
  • Newman Civic Fellow
  • Operation Lighthouse, Director
  • Reformed University Fellowship, Ministry Team Member
  • Stamps Scholar
  • University Honors Program, Mercer Service Scholar

Plans after graduation: 

Continuing to pursue passion for victim advocacy at Mercer Law School as a Woodruff Scholar.

Letter to High School Elliza:

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