Humans Of Lee: Up Close and Personal With Donovan Satchell

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Humans Of Lee: Up Close and Personal With Donovan Satchell

Abby Giles

Abby Giles

Abby Giles

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For seniors, college season is just around the corner. Acceptance letters are starting to roll in, and seniors are forced with the difficult decision of where they should go to continue their education. This is huge because of the cost of college and tuition. For Donovan Satchell (12), the acceptance letters are coming in from well known schools.

As of March, Satchell has been accepted into the University of Georgia, Mercer University, Emory. John Hopkins, New York University, University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University. These are great honors because of the percent of acceptance rates. Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, Tennessee and has an acceptance rate of 11%. Satchell was included into this 11%.

Satchell applied to Georgetown, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Emory, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, New York University, Tufts University, and Mercer University. He chose these colleges to help him prepare for medical school. As of right now, Satchell is still undecided of where he should go. Of the many applications Satchell had to fill out, the hardest to Satchell was Georgetown’s.

Satchell plans to major in biology and then progress to medical school. In ten years, he expects to be finishing medical school and in residency. In medicine, physicians who plan to specialize are required to do a set amount of years in residency. Residency is basically on-job training under the supervision of a high official.  

“I plan to be a physician because of my desire to aid those in need” Satchell said.

college acceptance is guaranteed, a student must make sure that grades are almost perfect and involvement in programs is key. Donovan takes part in AP classes and has been in dual enrollment classes. He also took part in the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program and is involved in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).

“[One of my academic weaknesses is trying] to complete AP literature prompts in one hour,” Satchell said.

School is not the only thing about Donovan. Outside of school he spends his time playing soccer and is a part of the high school boys soccer team.

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