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Sweet Shoutouts From Students for National School Counseling Week 2023

To celebrate National School Counseling Week, we asked students why they appreciate their school counselors. Read some of their special responses here!

Another National School Counseling Week has commenced—and with that, another round of special shoutouts from CX users to their favorite counselors! This special week is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association and runs from February 6–10 this year, with the apt theme “School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big.”

We realize the incredible impact high school counselors can have on their students and how hard they work to help them achieve their goals. So this year, we sent another survey to the CollegeXpress community asking students for personalized thank-you notes describing what they appreciate most about their counselors. We were overwhelmed with messages, and personalized emails will be sent to recipients soon. As a preview, here are just a few of the thoughtful responses we received this year. We hope they make you smile and show you that all your effort does not go unnoticed!

Keri Vann, Hudson High School

Ms. Vann, thanks so much for supporting me throughout my high school journey. It meant a lot that you worked with me so much when I was struggling, and I wanted you to know I appreciate you! — Sage W., Class of 2023

Christopher Arrington, Osceola Virtual School

I really appreciate everything that you and Mrs. Morgan have done to help [me] prepare for college. I find that the scholar meetings you host provide a lot of useful resources for college planning. Both of you are very efficient [and] always provide help whenever needed. Learning online can be quite the feat, so thank you for everything you guys do! — Anonymous, Class of 2024

Veronica Crichlow, McFatter Technical High school

Hello Mrs. Crichlow, I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for me and the other students. I know that your job requires sometimes sleepless nights and you have done it with a smile on your face; that is why I'm grateful. Thank you, Mrs. Crichlow, for being a great counselor and also a great sponsor for our club. — Samyslandine E., Class of 2024

Mike Wilson, St. Croix Falls High School

Thank you for all you do. I was struggling with the college application process and what it all meant for my future. But you helped me sort through it all and gain confidence in my future plans. I have never been more confident in myself thanks to you. Sincerely, one of your students from the Class of 2023

Mohammed Ali, Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy

Thank you, Mr. Ali, for everything you've done for me and everyone you've worked with. You will always be a great help and a wonderful person to talk to and hang out with. I hope you continue to help and inspire others to do great things. — Jonathan R., Class of 2023

Ayrica Crawford, Westlake High School

Ms. Crawford, thank you so much for your dedication in helping guide me through some of the hardest challenges I have faced in high school. Transitioning to college and adulthood is scary and I am appreciative of your assistance, especially during my last year. — Anonymous, Class of 2023

Kriste Vedegys-Duhigg, Villa Angela–St. Joseph High School

Hi Mrs. Duhigg, I want to say thank you for all that you do for the students at the school and me. You have been a highlight of my years at this school. Your presence has gotten me through the day. — Anonymous, Class of 2023

Samson Luu, Boston Latin School

Happy National School Counseling Week! I just want to say thank you for everything you have done for my peers and me for the last couple of years. Thank you for keeping me on track whenever I needed to and being there to talk about my challenges both in and out of school. Getting through high school would truly be a challenge without your support and time. Take care! — Wilson Z., Class of 2023

Ty Harris, Grace Christian Academy

Mr. Harris, you are the best! You make our school such a great place. Your patience, understanding, and grace make you so special. You're the reason I love going to school every day! Thank you for all you do. — Zeek M., Class of 2026

Ms. Kitagawa and Mr. Teraoka, Kaiser High School

Hey there! Happy National School Counseling Week! (I just learned that was a thing, hehe.) Just wanted to send a big thank you for your guidance and support. I don't have you as my college counselor, but you've always been very kind and helpful, so I would still like to express my appreciation. Personally, I would be lost on how to navigate my post-high-school plans without you guys at the CCRC {College and Career Center]. It's also very commendable that you took on a position that was new to you to assist all of us! Please know your efforts and hard work don't go unnoticed. With warmest regards, Sasha D., Class of 2023

We hope every counselor has a wonderful National School Counseling Week! If you haven’t joined the CollegeXpress community yet, learn more about us and create a free account here. We’re here to help you help your students!

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