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Ashley Castillo
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Ashley Castillo is a senior at New Explorations into Science, Technology, and Math in New York and a mentee at Minds Matter of NYC. She is treasurer of Student Government, treasurer of the National Honor Society, and Chief of Layout Design for her school newspaper.  In her free time, she enjoys singing and reading. Ashley hopes to study business in a college away from home and dreams of becoming a CEO in the distant future.

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I'm 'Officially' An Adult, But That Doesn't Mean I Have It All Figured Out (Yet)

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 5:11 PM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

I've had my last day of high school, my prom, my graduation and my 18th birthday...

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Get Ready, College: I'm Coming for You

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 2:33 PM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

Train. School. Math. English. History. Lunch. Work. Homework. Sleep. Then wake up and do it all...

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What Getting Into My Dream School Made Me Realize

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 3:56 PM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

I signed into the University of Pennsylvania decision portal March 27 at 5:00 p.m., exactly when...

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What I Wish I Could Change About The College App Process

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 10:26 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

There are a few things I wish I could change about the college process. For one,...

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The One Letter I Never Saw Coming

(2) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 9:23 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

I couldn't believe it. I stared at my phone screen at 5 p.m. on Monday, December...

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A Perfectionist

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 8:58 AM

This is part of our monthly series 'Mission: Accepted,' in partnership with Minds Matter, which chronicles the lives of four students as they apply for college in their senior year.

I remember shopping for my senior year school supplies at the beginning of September. I color-coded...

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