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Name: Kasey Goggins
School: Assumption College
Hometown: Middletown, CT
Major: English in Communication and Media
Minor: Graphic Design & Core Texts and Enduring Questions minors
A 2019 graduate of Mercy High School in Connecticut, Kasey will attend Assumption College. She shared that she chose to attend Assumption College for myriad reasons saying "they have the major that I require, along with a challenging Honors Program that I can partake in. It is also a Catholic college, which was important to me as I want to continue to learn about my faith and pursue my relationship with God. What stuck out to me the most, though, when I visited the campus was how welcoming the community is. Every student and faculty member I have met has been genuinely helpful and kind to me, and just through meeting different people, I could tell that Assumption could be a second home." 

Kasey's career goals are to create a travel blog where she can discuss travel, historical places, missionary work, and similar things from a Catholic perspective. From there she would like to work at a non-profit organization. To help achieve these goals, she plans on majoring in in English in Communication and Media with a concentration in journalism and professional writing, along with two minors, one in graphic design, and the second in a program called Core Texts and Enduring Questions. 

We asked Kasey:

What aspect of your college/university are you most excited about?
I am most excited to become a part of the Assumption community, there are so many clubs and activities on campus and I can't wait to find the ones I belong in!

What are your hobbies?
I love to participate in church events, I volunteer at my parish and I am a part of a youth group at another church. I enjoy lectoring for Mass and also visiting retreat centers. I also love dance, particularly tap, which I have done for seven years. Reading has also always been a large part of my life and I love to read fantasy, sci-fi, and young adult books. I also used to partake in Track and Field in high school, throwing shot put and javelin.

What one tip would you share with soon to be high school seniors who are approaching the application process this fall?
One piece of advice would be to pick a school that you know you'll be happy at and that has what you need. I saw a lot of friends stress about schools because of their big reputations and how hard they were to get into, or because they wanted to be accepted into schools where their friends were accepted into. The stress is only worth it if it's over a school that you really love and know that you will thrive in.