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Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

  • Manhattan Beach Middle School 501 North Redondo Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266 United States (map)

A Discussion with Frank Bruni, Bestselling Author and NY Times Columnist

Saturday, March 19th at 4:00pm; MBMS Multipurpose Room
Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally demoralizing process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of rankings and, a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In an effort to begin a meaningful dialogue in our District, this spring, MBEF is pleased to host Frank Bruni, New York Times columnist and bestselling author of the book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be”.

We invite students and parents to join us for this important and timely discussion, where Bruni will share highlights from his book, an outlook that helps to provide a path out of the anxiety that the college admissions process evokes in students and parents alike. Through statistics and the stories of highly successful people who didn’t attend the most exclusive schools, Bruni demonstrates that many types of colleges serve as ideal springboards. He also illuminates how to make the most of one’s college years and suggests that what matters in the end are a student’s efforts in and out of the classroom.

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