- “Leaving the Reservation…“
- “I Tell My Brothers They Have Choices to Make“
- “The Application Process Was Daunting…“
- “My Essay Was About My Struggles Growing Up.”
Aaron offers his stories, encouragement, and perspectives as part of the College Board’s “You Can Go” campaign.
The “You Can Go” campaign makes the case for college, and college options, to students who, for a variety of reasons, might remove themselves from the college admission process.
Addressing collegiate entrance hurdles such as cost, grades, and adult responsibilities, students are urged to take the collegiate leap even though it can feel risky.
“Don’t hold back” runs through each student’s story.
We first met Aaron in 2010 as a Proctor (Andover, NH) student and, then, learned Aaron’s broader story, writing in 2010:
“When we visited Proctor Academy’s campus in June, Aaron Thomas was kind enough to take time during our tour to talk about why he values Proctor. We had no idea that Aaron would open up a great back story that we had never heard. Aaron hails from the Navaho Nation and he attends Proctor as part of the school’s Native American Scholarship Fund.”
You can watch our video interview with Aaron below: