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Letter to My High School Self

Senior year is full of memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life. It’s a time to remember how the past four years have impacted your life. It’s an opportunity to thank those who have shaped your character—your family, friends, teachers, coaches, and other loved ones. It’s a season to plan for the future.

For our graduating Mercerians, the next step might be starting graduate school, completing an internship, or landing their dream job. For you, it’s becoming a Mercer Bear. Mercer is a place for you to grow, thrive, and discover your potential. To meet new people. To challenge yourself to be the best you can be. Get ready…because the next four years are going to be your most transformative yet.

Take advice from three Mercer seniors as they write letters to their high school selves and and offer words of wisdom about the transition from high school to college.

Senior Reflections


Major: Biochemistry and Spanish

“You were always told to find a college that feels like your home away from home. Well, Mercer became your home, and the people here became your family. ”

Letter to High School Diana:


Austin Naab

Major: Media Studies and Business Administration

“From the moment you first step on campus, you'll see there is a community here unlike anywhere else”

Letter to High School Austin:

Seiler Rivers

Major: Computer Science and Music

“Though you may not see it now, Mercer will become a place that is unbelievably hard to leave behind.”

Letter to High School Seiler: