Megan Scriver

SUNY Cobleskill LPP

What year did you graduate high school?

What is the name of the school you attended?
Unadilla Valley CSD

What are you up to now?
I am currently attending Elmira College to earn a bachelor’s degree in both Nursing and Psychology

How did you get involved with Liberty Partnerships?
When I was in 7th grade, one of my friends who was active in Liberty Partnership told me about the program. She introduced me to the advocate at the time and I learned more information about the program itself and decided to fill out the paperwork to join.

What are some of your favorite activities/programs that you did through Liberty Partnerships?
Throughout my time in Liberty Partnership Program I was involved in a number of activities and programs. Some of my favorite included all of the fun field trips that we went on pre-pandemic such as hockey games, ice skating, etc. I also enjoyed a number of the academic experiences as well because they helped me better prepare for when I started to look at colleges myself.

Describe how Liberty partnerships shaped your life both in and out of classroom?
Liberty Partnership shaped my life both in and out of the classroom in a number of ways. All of the advocates that I had been involved with at Unadilla Valley (Miss Stacy and Miss Sam) always made sure that their classrooms were comfortable and homey for the students that came inside and out all day. Whenever I needed someone to talk to about my day or just somewhere to hang out once I finished my homework, they always made it known that we were welcome in their room. They kept on our academics constantly by checking grades, owed work, etc. to make sure that we had everything done before we had some fun time.

What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of all of the work that I put into high school because without all of the extracurricular activities and hard classes I would not be where I am today. I went into college with a single major but then made it known that I could dual major in both things that I love because I had such an amazing network of teachers in high school.

What advice do you have for current students?
I would tell current students that academics are more important than you think they are. I didn’t realize how much of an impact that they would have on my life until I applied to different schools and realized that my academic career reflects on whether I get into my top choice of school. I would also tell students that they shouldn’t wish for high school to end, that they should enjoy the moments while they last and make memories that will last forever.