Hats off to college-bound iD Tech alumni! Celebrate College Decision Day with these success stories.

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It’s an exciting time for high school seniors across the country: college decision season!

Years of hard work and planning culminate in finding the perfect fit for students’ next chapter. More than anything, it’s an exciting beginning and a time to look forward to new opportunities ahead. 

In other words, it’s the perfect moment to celebrate these six amazing iD Tech alumni! We are so proud of their accomplishments, and grateful to have played a small part in their journeys thus far. 

Lane Rose, one of our featured scholar’s parents, said, "It was life altering and the best single decision we ever made—he found himself through that. This became his thing. He found his people, built confidence, and turned out to be an incredible kid. Ended up because of iD Tech he got involved in so many things. Life-changing!"

Every single member of our team cares about our camper’s unique STEM path, and we live for success stories like these. It’s bright minds like theirs that will shape the future of tech and meet the increasing demand for in-demand STEM jobs

If you have a young student who’s just getting started, these college pathways and careers may seem far off. But one of the reasons we’re so excited to share the stories of Gordon, Angelica, Avery, Ryan, Marino, and Ashley is to remind kids that everyone’s journey starts somewhere! They all worked hard to get where they are today, and it all starts with trying new things and exploring. 

Along that road of STEM exploration, each of these accomplished teens are bound for great things; here’s a snapshot of where they’re headed next fall!

Meet our featured college-bound iD alumni

Check out what each of these college-bound seniors has in store. They share how their experiences with us have helped them on their way, and hearing their perspectives is our “why” here at iD Tech.

Gordon R. 

Attending: Bucknell School of Engineering

“My time at iD Tech was a beginning for my confidence, social life, and future career goals. The instructors and campers iD Tech attracts are amazing.” -Gordon

Ryan R.

Attending: Harvey Mudd, UCSD, or UC Irvine

"When I took the iD Tech courses, they helped me understand how going to college to further develop these skills could help me achieve my ultimate goal of working in Computer Science to find solutions to the problems we face today.” -Ryan

Avery P.

Attending: Clemson University or Wofford University 

"iD Tech changed the course of my life. I discovered I loved computer programming and using it as a creative outlet. I am certain that attending iD Tech for multiple summers was a HUGE factor in being accepted into CS programs at EVERY college I applied to.” -Avery

Marino S. 

Attending: Penn State University 

“The summer before entering high school, I attended a 2-week iD Tech Academy held on the Purdue campus. This experience inspired me and confirmed my career goals to work for a gaming company.” -Marino

Angelica N.

Attending: Swinburne University of Technology 

“While I was interested in game development for a long time, the iD Tech course was actually my first taste of the real thing and the stepping stone for me." -Angelica

Ashley J. (L10 Index Student)

Attending: Rochester Institute of Technology 

"I largely credit iD Tech for my knowledge in multiple programming languages including Python, Java, and C++, as well as setting a solid foundation for me to explore the world of programming." -Ashley

Is your student ready for their next chapter? 

College Decision Day - and indeed the early spring season in general - is a great time to think about what’s next for your student. We are so proud of what Ashley, Angelica, Marino, Ryan, Avery, and Gordon, along with our many other iD Tech alumni have accomplished.

We wish them the absolute best as they set out for college, and we hope the skills they built with iD Tech will continue to serve them well and embolden them to shape the future.

If your student is still in the midst of their high school journey, we know the stories above will inspire them, get them excited for the future, and demonstrate how iD Tech can help them reach their academic goals.

For more inspiration, check out these iD Tech success stories of former campers who have gone on to change the world, and our L10 index of students who have reached the highest level of achievement at our programs. 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about these incredible college-bound grads. We’ll be sharing more about them this entire month—stay tuned!

A photo of Virginia

Virginia started with iD Tech at the University of Denver in 2015 and has loved every minute since then! A former teacher by trade, she has a master's in education and loves working to embolden the next generation through STEM. Outside the office, you can usually find her reading a good book, struggling on a yoga mat, or exploring the Rocky Mountains.