Class of 2017 visit Ogden
Anton Gallegos, 12th Grade
Anton is one of 4 Posse Scholarship finalists from Ogden International High School's Class of 2017. The Posse Foundation provides a scholarship that many students dream of being granted. Posse is known as “one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the United States.” The foundation works to discover students with strong academic performance and leadership roles in public high schools across the country. These special students may be overlooked in a traditional college search process. However, Posse welcomes them with open arms. After a rigorous selection process, students are placed in teams or “posses” of 10, those of whom are given a full-paid tuition to Posse partner colleges and universities. However, that is the last step in the long and demanding road to a Posse scholarship.
Three words that best describe Ogden International...
Eye-opening, rigorous, supportive
Clubs I am involved in at school...
Model UN and Science Olympiad
A special moment I remember fondly...
One time before a Biology exam during my Junior year, my entire Biology class came together, held hands, and prayed for a good grade on the exam.
Ogden had been my last choice of school, and the day I received my results in the mail I was devastated. Despite my disappointment, I tried to make the most out of the small school. Community is a large part of Ogden and I was able to become actively engaged in it easily. By joining Model UN and Debate, I stepped out of my comfort zone, speaking in ways I never imagined. Additionally, becoming captain of the Model UN team allowed me to understand what it meant to be a leader.
What I've learned about myself...
Participating in the full IB Diploma Programme not only showed me how many sleepless night I could handle but how to adapt and handle rigorous courses. Ogden showed me that it's what you make of your school and without my experiences here I doubt I could have gotten to where I am today. I feel Ogden has given me skills and experiences that will last a lifetime and has prepared me for the next chapter in my life when I attend college next Fall.
What I would tell someone considering Ogden High School...
For people considering attending Ogden High School, I would tell them that this school is able to offer experiences equal to (and in certain instances) never even possible at SE schools. If you choose Ogden, be ready for a non-traditional high school experience and take advantage of everything offered - it may change your life. It sure did for me!