CHS Senior Accepted to Harvard University

Calais High School senior Quinn Sluzenski who recently learned of her acceptance to Harvard University. 

By Jayna Smith

Applying to colleges and universities is the norm today for many high school seniors.  This includes writing essays, completing applications, sending transcripts, and of course, meeting deadlines.  Deadlines for regular admissions are typically in December or January; however, some colleges and universities offer an early action program, allowing students to apply by an earlier deadline.  These students present only transcripts showing their first three years of high school, therefore, are typically stronger applicants with impressive transcripts.  Extracurricular activities or improved academic performance during the senior year have no influence.  Those who have applied for early acceptance may be admitted, may be rejected, or may be deferred where he or she may be reconsidered for admission later in the school year. 

Calais High School’s Quinn Sluzenski took advantage of Harvard University’s early action program and recently received her acceptance letter.  She was one of only 10% accepted by Harvard, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, through the program.  Although Harvard University has been her first choice, Quinn still has the flexibility and freedom to apply to other colleges and universities. 

 “I plan on concentrating in economics,” Quinn said.  “I am really excited to go because I visited Harvard and I absolutely love it.  I love the city of Boston.  I’m really excited to be living there.”   She initially applied to three schools, having been accepted to University of Maine, Orono before learning of her Harvard acceptance, and she still has plans to apply to four more schools, just in case, she explained, she changes her mind. 

Having attended primary school in Charlotte, Quinn first entered the Calais school system as a freshman at CHS.  Since then, she has participated in such activities as Academic Decathlon, National Honor Society, and concert band, just to name a few.  When asked how her grades were throughout her high school years thus far, she replied, “Pretty good.”  Quinn currently ranks first in her class and has maintained high honors each quarter.  She is the daughter of Stan and Anne Sluzenski.