One of Bush’s greatest assets, in my opinion, is its college counseling program. Located on the third floor of Gracemont are the offices of Melissa and Alice, the dynamic duo who work so hard to help everyone through the intense and stressful college process. Sadly Alice is leaving, but Melissa (and soon a new counselor) is someone who is always there and ready to answer questions (i.e. if you’re not sure what classes to take to best prepare for college/to most impress college admissions officers). The whole process is very hands on, and I can’t think of any way in which I wish the process was improved when I was applying to schools. I know a lot of kids who go to other schools who had outside-of-school college counselors, but at Bush there really is no need. Melissa and Alice both have been on the other side of the process, as college admissions officers, and know how to have you best represent yourself so that you can get into a school where you will have a great experience.