March 5, 2021
Our franchise was recently honored with an award. Each year, Class 101 recognizes top franchises in several areas of excellence with awards, and Class 101 Indiana was chosen as Franchise of the Year. While we take pride in receiving this award, our greatest accomplishment is serving our students. Serving students is what we do. It is the why behind our work and our motivation each day.
Receiving this award allowed us to reflect on our experience over the last ten years and do a little math: as of this year, we’ve been able to serve over 1,000 students in Central Indiana!
We’re still just as excited about our mission as the day we started and remain committed to empowering students, serving our families, and inspiring greatness in others.
As part of the recognition of the award, Class 101 parents and students were interviewed to share their experiences with us. It’s touching for us to read and we wanted to share some of it back with you:
One of our senior students, Audrey, just made the decision last month to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2021. Audrey’s dad, Teno, said “Kim is a major part of her success. She helped Audrey be organized, focused and confident throughout the process. We started this journey with IU as the goal, but she is very excited to attend Ole Miss. It appears to be a great fit for her!”
Chafin Payne, a now 22-year old graduate student, was a senior in high school when she started working with us. “Because of Class 101, I was able to graduate from undergrad completely debt-free,” she said. Chafin, a first-generation college student, grew up with a single mom and started planning for college late in the game.
“Kim and Randy first helped me improve my ACT score and then helped me apply to the Cox Scholarship Program at IU. They even helped me prepare for the interview. I received the scholarship and got a full academic ride to IU. It changed my life. I owe a huge part of my success to Kim and Randy—and my mom!”
We have an amazing team of college advisors that love working with the outstanding youth in our community. It’s our life’s work to help students and families reach their future goals. With our family-oriented approach to business, our 2020 grads had a 99% acceptance rate to one of their top three colleges and earned over $28M in scholarships.
Waking up every day with the knowledge that we’re helping members in our community live out their dreams is incredibly rewarding. It’s not just about getting into college, it’s about helping students find their future. Through resume building, test preparation, college essay workshops, and creating college lists, we get to know your students and consider them part of the Class 101 family.
Thank you again to our clients, past and present, for trusting us and allowing us to work so closely with your families.
Randy + Kim Stegemoller
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