Month: April 2017

Meagan is currently a junior at Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute and part of our LVS Class of 2018. She joined our program in September of 2015 and is currently part of SkillsUSA, a program for vocational schools around the country where she learns and develops skills needed for future careers. Throughout the year, they compete with other schools at a district, state, and national level as well as complete many hours of community service.


We caught up with her and asked a couple questions, take a look below!


Some colleges you’re hoping to apply to?

UMass Dartmouth, Clark University, and Bentley University! However, the last school we visited was Williams College and it’s now number one on my list. I love the sense of community that the school values. Even when we visited, students who weren’t from Admissions joined us for lunch and took an interest in our visit. The campus was also beautiful, set right in the middle of the Purple Valley.


What is your favorite cartoon?

Phineas and Ferb


What is you favorite La Vida moment so far?

When my class played Squirrel in a Tree!


What is your favorite movie?

Howl’s Moving Castle. My dad showed it tome when I was young and it’s always stuck with me. The plot and art are both unique and beautiful.


What are you most looking forward to senior year?

Being able to walk around and think about all the efforts that got me to that point.


Who is your hero?

My grandmother. She is woman who is not afraid to say what she thinks and always pushes me to do my best.


What celebrities would you have a dinner party with?

Rob Raco, Tom Payne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

***Most of Meagan’s celebrities are from TWD***


Why do you wanna go to college?

I want to expand my knowledge, live  the college life that many seem to love, and get prepared for the career I choose.


What would you tell our future roommate?

I may or may not try to sneak in a dog.

Pictured below: Meagan’s dog (Madra) and cat (Panda)


Just a quick update on our Class Representatives’ latest accomplishment! Recently, they held a fundraiser at a local Chipotle, where they raised $894! Thank you to everyone who supported them. The funds raised will go towards planning a big end-of-year event for all current scholars sometime in June. Do you want to help plan the event? Meetings are held in the LVS office every Thursday at 4:30pm. We currently have two Class Representatives from each grade, but we’re always open to more input!

Friendly reminder that all future individual donations will be tripled by an anonymous donor. Now is the time to support La Vida Scholars. Click here to find out how.


Such an eventful month! Our program is soon beginning its most exciting phase: college decision month. We’ve received all the acceptances and most of the financial award letters – now only one question remains – where will you go? Don’t worry, that’s where La Vida helps you out. Over the next month, we will meet with each our senior families and discuss all the options available to them so they can make the best informed decision. And to our underclassmen, pay attention! This will be you in a year!




In December of 2016, our seniors collectively applied to 213 schools. After months of waiting, they’ve heard back and been accepted to 116 of those institutions. In March, we promised you a full list; here it is!


ACPHS Hamline University Stonehill College
Albertus Magnus College Hobart and William Smith Colleges Suffolk University
American University Hofstra University UC – Irvine
Bentley University Keene State College UMass – Amherst
Boston College LaSalle College UMass – Boston
Boston University Lesley University UMass – Dartmouth
BYU – Hawaii MassArt UMass – Lowell
BYU – Idaho MCPHS University of Connecticut
BYU – Provo Merrimack College University of Florida
Chapman University Miami University of Ohio University of Loyola – Chicago
Clark University New England College University of Maine
Denison University Northeastern University University of New England
Drexel University Providence College University of New Hampshire
Elms College Quinnipiac University University of Rhode Island
Emerson College Regis College University of Southern California
Emmanuel College RISD University of Utah
Endicott College Salem State University University of Vermont
Framingham State University Simmons College University of Virginia
Franklin Pierce College Skidmore College University of West Virginia
Gordon College SNHU Wheaton College
Hamilton College St. John’s University Wheelock College



Our 11th graders just got through their intensive 10-week Kaplan ACT course! The average score for the LVS 2018 class was a 22! The national average for the ACT is 21 – and 25% of the top ACT scores are scores of 24 or more, and area in which 5 of our students tested.


Juniors took the April ACT on Saturday, April 8, 2017.




The Math MCAS is coming! We’ve been preparing for the upcoming 10th grade exam for a couple weeks and feel confident that our scholars are ready to ace this test! Strong scores in the MCAS qualify students for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, which pays for tuition at state colleges and universities!