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College Counseling Ambassadors

The College Counseling Ambassador (CCA) program gives juniors an opportunity to engage in a meaningful leadership position that will jumpstart their engagement with the college process, hone their communication and organizational skills, and provide opportunities to develop relationships with their college counselors, admissions representatives, and peers.

Their responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a representative of Rowland Hall to visiting college admissions representatives;
  • Greeting admissions representatives and providing them with a brief Upper School campus tour highlighting Rowland Hall's distinctive programs;
  • Attending meetings with admissions representatives to learn about their institutions;
  • Conducting primary-source research on colleges and universities with representatives visiting Rowland Hall; and
  • Participating in Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling's annual fair in Salt Lake City.

Students selected to serve for a second year as Lead Ambassadors are responsible for both training new ambassadors and coordinating the logistics for representative visits. Lead ambassadors also contribute to the visual representation and communication pieces of the process, which include contacting other ambassadors, college representatives, and fellow seniors.

Ambassador Biographies

Blair Alley

Nickname: Blair, a nickname in itself!
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The teachers and the Arts Department.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: I’m a huge skier, so skiing is always fun. On warmer days, I love to go to the park or walk around our little downtown and get food.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Yoko Ramen, or a great café called Eva’s Bakery.

Leah Button

Nickname: Sporty Spice, as in the Spice Girls.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: It is so small and close-knit that it gives you the opportunity to make strong connections with your classmates and teachers.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Spend time outside, whether that's hiking, hanging out in a park, or just walking around downtown with some friends.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Trio.

Ned Friedman

Nickname: Technically, Ned is a nickname, but I’ve been called that since I was 3.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The environment. It’s so friendly and relaxed. I was new to the school this year and I was nervous when I showed up, but everyone was so nice to me. They all wanted to talk to me and make me feel comfortable here.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Go to this cool trampoline place called Snogression with my friends.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Red Iguana, a really great Mexican place.

Cody Googin

Nickname: Kobe.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The community. I always feel included and involved when I’m at school. I can talk to anyone in the halls without worrying whether we’re friends. I’m so grateful to the community for accepting me with open arms and making my experience fantastic.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Since I live in Park City I enjoy exploring Guardsman Pass with friends. I often hike on the many accessible trails near my house.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Benihana.

Amaya Hoglund

Nickname: Just Amaya.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The small class sizes and the passion of the teachers.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Go to Utah’s Hogle Zoo with friends or family.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: The Dodo.

Claire Hyde

Nickname: Claire.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The relationships I have with peers, even across grades. Because of the small population, it’s easy to get to know people and develop meaningful relationships that brighten my day.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Outdoor activities are a short drive away. I love hiking, backpacking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Year round, the mountains are the best place to be!
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Eggs in the City serves the best breakfast, my favorite meal. I get the Parisian Crepes with bananas.

Grace Macintyre

Nickname: None.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: That every day is different, and that I’ll never be able to express to all of my teachers just how much they’ve done for me.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Take a walk with my dog and watch the sunset at a park, or go up to the mountains to watch the stars spread across the sky.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Cucina Toscana, a cute little dinner café. Or Alamexo for my favorite Mexican food.

Megan Rasich

Nickname: None.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The teachers provide an engaging environment to learn.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Hang out with my dogs on the trails, and hang out in the College Counseling office.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: B&D Burgers.

Claire Sanderson

Nickname: Sandy.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The close community. One of the benefits of growing up in a small school is the good relationships you build with your fellow students and teachers.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Eat at all of the delicious restaurants, go shopping at City Creek Center, or sit in the comfy recliner chairs at the Cinemark Sugar House movie theater (and watch the movies, of course).
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Park Café or Rio Grande Café.

Sydney Young

Nickname: Syd.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: The small class sizes and ability to build relationships with teachers. We can ask lots of questions and have in-depth discussions. We can also pursue individual interests with teachers’ guidance and expertise.
Favorite thing to do in SLC: Hiking, especially on the Living Room Trail. There are cool rock structures and forts at the top.
Favorite restaurant in SLC: Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana for margherita pizza. I like dessert at Capo or Bruges Waffles.

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Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
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