Alex has applied to attend Education Unlimited Emerging Writers Institute this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Alex
Alex
Interest:
Liberal Arts
Grade:
9th
School:
Orville H. Platt High School
Location:
Meriden, Connecticut
Successfully funded on April 19th, 2018!
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$4,990 raised
$0 to go
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Alex
Alex's Story

My passion is art, specifically writing.

Art is the translation of one’s imagination and soul. Odd ideas constantly pollute my brain. It is as though my mind is library of books waiting to be read. The written word appeals to me. A series of collected thoughts that I can arrange in any way. Crafting something that I can connect with others through. It’s strangely exhilarating, yet comforting, as I struggle with face to face conversations. Writing is my escape from reality, a way of calming nerves and anxiety. My middle school career was plagued with stress. When I was at my worst, I found an outlet in venting through my work. It was comforting to have characters feel the same way I did. I wasn’t alone. Short stories grew into chapters, and beyond, until writing became a part of everyday life for me, like breathing.

Writing has always played a big part in my life, and I believe it will in the future. In college, I want to double major in chemical engineering and creative writing. To do so, I want to get as much experience in my field as possible. Attending Education Unlimited Emerging Writers Institute with other young writers would help me broaden my horizons and get opinions on my work from my peers. I feel I would add to the dynamic of the program by offering my insights and experiences as a writer who has been in a workshop, to improve not only my skills, but the others' as well.

Caroline
A Note from Ms. Rosenstone, Alex's Mentor

As a mentor, I look forward to using my access to social media and/or email and am committed to sharing Alex's fundraising campaign with friends, family, and the ECA community of 23 participating school districts. ECA is an college level honors program for students identified as gifted in the arts. Alex deserves this opportunity to further her educational goals, and will make the best possible use of such an opportunity.

Alex applied and was accepted to the extremely competitive creative writing program at the ACES Educational Center for the Arts, which she has begun to attend as a freshman. Alex's passion for writing, self-motivation, and strong work ethic immediately impressed us and has made her a leader and a role model for students in her grade in her very first semester in the program. She is engaged in coursework in both screenwriting and the experimental essay, and has created accomplished writing in both genres. She is an impressive young woman who, I am certain, will become a valuable adult who will contribute to the growth of others. I highly recommend this exceptional young woman for participation in Education Unlimited Emerging Writers Institute and I heartily support her in this endeavor.

Campaign Activity
Success! Ms. Rosenstone helped Alex raise $4,990
April 19
Dalio Foundation donated $95
April 19

Congratulations on reaching your goal! The Dalio Foundation is proud to provide support as you discover your passions and pursue your dreams.

Jackie Beardsley donated $40
April 15

Enjoy this program!! We know you will have so much fun.

Love,
Jess and Dylan

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $40

Katie Miller donated $200
April 15

We wish you the best!! We love you. 💟 Love The Miller's (North)

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $200

Debra Beardsley donated $200
April 15

Alex,
We are super proud of you. You are going to change the world for the better.
Love,
Pop & Eyah

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $200

Sandra Marotz donated $100
April 9

Alex you are such a beautiful young woman and an awesome big sister!! Enjoy this opportunity to do something just for you!!!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $100

Caroline Rosenstone donated $50
April 8

Go for it, Alex! I know you'll take full advantage of this program!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $50

Joanna Giddings donated $10
April 6

I hope you have a wonderful experience at this program.

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Irene Straniti donated $50
April 2

I’m proud of you. ❤️

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $50

Dr. Thomas & Evelyn Nipper donated $100
March 30

Keep Reaching for the Stars, we are so proud of you!!!

Mom, Dad, Jess & Dylan

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $100

Janice Estrada donated $200
March 29

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $200

Roberto Estrada donated $50
March 28

Good luck and we miss you. Someday, you’ll be a superstar

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $50

Application Excellence Award from a Wishbone Sponsor donated $798
March 28

Your application essays were very thoughtful!

PHILLIP MANGIARACINA donated $25
March 26

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Dr. Thomas & Evelyn Nipper donated $150
March 26

We believe in you!!!

Dr. Thomas Nipper and Aunt Evelyn Nipper

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $150

Debra Beardsley donated $50
March 26

Alex,
You are an exceptional young lady.
Love,
Uncle Tom & Auntie Joyce

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $50

Delia Estrada donated $100
March 25

Because grandma loves you

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $100

Nina Santos donated $25
March 22

I know you will excel in your chosen endeavor.

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Desiree Rilley donated $25
March 22

Alex, you are a bright shining star and I’m excited to watch you grow and thrive! God bless!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Jeremy Beardsley donated $100
March 21

Because we love you. And you are so important to me, and I miss you so much Alex.

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $100

Elizabeth Quispe donated $25
March 21

Education is the most powerful weapon !!! 💕

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Student Contribution donated $99
March 19
Education Unlimited
Education Unlimited donated $998
March 19
Caroline
Ms. Rosenstone started this campaign
March 19
Alex
Alex was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1