tcs ambassador at Clarkson University

Aaron Jones
Hometown: Gorham, Maine
Major: Computer Engineering (dual major with Electrical Engineering)
Clubs: Model UN, Clarkson Car Club

Why did you come to TCS?
My high school lacked engaging classes and coursework related to my field of study.

What do you love most about TCS?
The Clarkson School has allowed me to be engaged with school again and actually enjoy my classes.

What kind of student would you recommend TCS to?
Someone who is not being engaged or challenged in their current high school courses.  

Tanya Baranov

Hometown: New Milford, CT
Major: Biomolecular Science & Pre-Med
  Clubs: CUB, Doctors Without Borders, College Republicans

Why did you come to TCS?
I came to TCS in order to challenge myself intellectually and to broaden my horizons past my home town. 

What do you love most about TCS?
I love the diverse community of students that TCS has.

What kind of student would you recommend TCS to?
A hardworking student who is also active within their own clubs, sports teams, community, etc.

tcs ambassador at Clarkson University
tcs ambassador at Clarkson University

Michaela Romano 

Hometown: Brant Lake, NY
Major: Biology Pre-Med
Clubs: Sustainable Synergy, MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Health Students) 

Why did you come to TCS?
I came to TCS to provide myself with a challenge and expand the options for my future. 

What do you love most about TCS?
I love how supportive the staff is, and how you become so involved on campus and in the TCS community.

What kind of student would you recommend TCS to?
I would recommend TCS to any student who is ready for a challenge or someone who is just ready for a head start.

Ryan Bellinger

Hometown: Skaneateles, NY
Major: Business
Clubs: VP of Clarkson esports, Clarkson Overwatch coach

Why did you come to TCS?
To get a chance to start college early.

What do you love most about TCS?
The tightly-knit community.

What kind of student would you recommend TCS to?
Students with strong ambitions.

Clarkson School student Ryan Bellinger
tcs ambassador at Clarkson University

Taylor Ormasen 

Hometown: Gouverneur, NY 
Major: Physics
Clubs: TCS Council, Honors Steering Board, physics club

Why did you come to TCS?
To gain a competitive edge for my college applications and do research with the Honors Program.

What do you love most about TCS?
The faculty!

What kind of student would you recommend TCS to?
Someone who is ready both intellectually and emotionally. You must be ready to challenge yourself and create relationships to help you through those challenges!

Nina Rangel
 
Hometown: Rutherford, NJ
Major: Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Communications (double)
Clubs: Clarkson Theatre Company, GSA, Young Democrats
 
Why did you come to TCS?
I didn’t enjoy high school and loved the friendly atmosphere I got from The Clarkson School.

What do you love most about TCS?
I love my friends. We have all become so close and I absolutely adore them.

What kind of student would you recommend TCS to?
Anyone who is willing to do the work. College is harder than high school,, especially if you are used to coasting through school. It’s worth the work and I don’t regret my decision at all.
 

Clarkson School (TCS) student Nina Rangel
Clarkson School student Nichole Ellegate

Nicole Ellegate

Hometown: Middleport, NY
Major: Business
Clubs: CUSA, Clean Snowmobile SPEED Team

Why did you come to TCS?
For a more challenging academic environment.

What do you love most about TCS?
Being around other students in a similar situation, and all trying to figure out how to navigate going to college early together!

What kind of student would you recommend TCS to?
Anyone who feels ready for the academic and social challenges of starting college