Steve’s son joined our college counseling program as a 10th grader. Though Steve had attended high school and college in the US, he realized how much had changed in the college admissions process during his son’s 9th grade at an academically competitive high school. While his son was hard–working, Steve wanted someone who could motivate their son, help him identify his unique strengths, and most importantly, find an area of interest to pursue outside of school. Given various opportunities in terms of classes, activities, and competitions, Steve’s family wanted to make sure his son could reach his full potential by the time he applied for college as a senior.