Fastweb's Student Contributors series allows you to gain insight on important student topics as your peers experience student life throughout the academic year.
Discover, learn from and relate to articles written by students of all ages which share first-hand encounters with vital student endeavors, such as scholarship search and college admissions processes, which matter most to you.
Get to know each of this year's student contributors below!
Piper Megellas, College FreshmanPiper Megellas is currently a freshman at the University of Chicago. She is grateful for the opportunity to return to the Fastweb Student Contributor team for the 2023-2024 season. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, and dancing. She hopes to share her love for writing and experiences through her articles.
How to Apply for National Merit Scholarship
What is the PSAT and How Can I Score Well?
Harmless Senior Pranks that Won't Get You in Trouble
Take a Cruise, Earn College Credit: Semester at Sea
New Year's Resolutions for Incoming College Freshmen
Full Scholarship Summer Programs for High Schoolers
The "Why this School?" Essay -- the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
How to Ask for Letters of Recommendation in Four Steps
FAFSA Tips You Might Not Know -- But Should
Students: What to Do Over the Summer
What is Test Anxiety and How Can you Beat It?
120 Years: History of Prom (And Trends for 2022)
How to Aim High as a Student at a Rural High School
7 Things All LGBTQ+ Allies Should Do
7 Scrumptious Cookie Recipes for the Holiday Season
7 Squid Game Life Lessons (Minus the Risk)
Why High School Guidance Counselors are a Valuable Resource
Ten Brilliant Back-to-School Hacks for Students
Jessica Ramirez, High School SeniorJessica Ramirez is a senior at Carl Sandburg Highschool in Illinois. She holds leadership positions at her school in the Fempower Club and the National Spanish Honor Society. Above all, Jessica is passionate about helping others through tutoring, volunteering at hospitals, and empowering marginalized communities. Jessica hopes that her writing can help other students successfully navigate through school and the college application process.
Piper McGuffey, High School SeniorPiper McGuffey is a Senior at Great Crossing High School in Kentucky. She’s a part of her school's National Honor Society Chapter, Student Council, and Warhawk ambassadors (Student Representatives), and is the president of her 2023-2024 Beta Club Chapter. She also spends a good amount of time volunteering throughout her community as a food bank volunteer with the Amen House, and as a student representative at the Scott County Public Library as a part of their Teen Advisory Board. In her spare time, Piper enjoys painting, reading, listening to music, and photography.
As a part of this year's fastweb team, Piper wishes to empower and encourage fellow students who are preparing themselves for their futures!