How? We’ll Tell You How.
Comb through The Winchendon School’s website and you’ll discover posts about Sophie Jamison ‘18. From the first posts about her high school internships and starting a YouTube channel during ColLABs, to the video of her baccalaureate speech in which she describes her struggle to overcome anxiety, each story shares a slice of how Jamison built her brand. The thing is, back then Sophie didn’t know she was building a brand. Her time at college focusing on marketing, a pivot into TikTok, and a pandemic, brought her brand to life. Plucked out of a field of over 1,000 applicants, Jamison became Hasbro toy company Nerf division’s first TikTok officer, based largely on the recommendations from many of her almost two million subscribers. AdWeek magazine reported on Jamison’s accomplishment and just a few weeks later named her as one of their 35 inspirational leaders, alongside Vice-President Kamala Harris, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Rashida Jones.
So How Did She Do It?
She started by transferring to the right high school which supported her as she worked through her anxiety. The same high school allowed her to have a say in her education, let her explore YouTube, and focus on internships through her ColLAB experiences. Combined, this approach allowed Jamison to tell a richer story on her college applications opening more opportunities and an early college decision.
It Is Your Education. We Think You Should Have a Say In It.
At Winchendon, we’re focused on helping you get ready for what comes next. You may be finding yourself creating careers that don’t even exist yet. Together, we’ll get you ready. We are constantly studying the research and the data, processing feedback from students and parents, and listening to you to make sure that we are providing the learning opportunities that will help you be successful.
Educating the teen brain since 1926, we know, and research confirms, teens learn best in a connected community of mentors. Our curriculum is interconnected. Students are tasked with not just asking hard questions, but employing critical thinking to solve real-world problems.