You are receiving this letter because of the especially significant role you have played in my life and the lasting positive impact you have had on me. My family and I invite you to join us in the spirit of celebration as I graduate from high school.

For the past four years, I have kept very busy with a variety of activities . I have been a part of choir at school since freshman year, and was co-president of my school’s top concert choir, Chamber Singers, my senior year. I also performed in four school musicals most recently flaying Miss Lynch in Grease and Velma in West Side Story. I am a member of National Honor Society and rank in the top 30 of my graduating class.

Outside of school, I have been active in church youth group, Girl Scouts, and Y-Press, a local youth news organization. I have built houses for Habitat for Humanity with my youth group for two summers, and I traveled with Y-Press to present at the Society of Professional Journalists national conference in Florida.

The summer after my junior year, I lived and studied at St. Brieuc, France, as part of a program through Indiana University. I stayed with a host family, visited Normandy and Paris, and committed myself to the program’s no-English rule. It was an unforgettable experience that changed m e forever as I discovered my capabilities and expanded my view of the world.

In the fastest and slowest way possible, four incredible years are coming to a close, and I am ready to move on. I will be attending Washington University in St. Louis to study Psychology and French. I am considering a career in adolescent counseling, plan to join an a cappella group, and would love to spend a semester in Australia.

My family and I would like to thank you for all your support.

Love, Olivia