THE EDUCATION ISSUE
COVER ILLUSTRATION BY DAVID CLEGG
14 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 | BETHESDAMAGAZINE.COM
84 | GETTING IN
Local high school students juggle college-level classes, sports and
extracurricular activities—all in pursuit of getting into a top school.
But at what cost?
BY JULIE RASICOT
96 | BEYOND BRAND NAMES
Bethesda is obsessed with college admissions. Yet research
shows that what really matters is not what college you attend,
but what you do once you get there.
BY CARALEE ADAMS
108 | THE COLLEGE CHART
Where 2015 high school graduates applied to college—and
where they got in
COMPILED BY KELLY SEEGERS
124 | MAKING THE GRADE
Five local teachers who earn top marks
BY AARON KRAU T
September/October 2015 | Volume 12 Issue 5