Piedmont makes good impression on Edelman


SAM NEGRON/Staff writer

Making a good first impression is the best thing a college can do for its prospective students. Piedmont does its best to make a great first impression on every student that comes for a visit. This is the one shot the school has to help persuade students to leave their homes and start a new life somewhere else.

Morgan Edelman was no different. She was relocating herself for the next four years of her life, looking to pursue playing soccer in college, and Piedmont did that for her.

“When I came on my visit here everyone I met was very welcoming,” said Edelman. “I also loved the campus and how straight forward the coach at the time, Stephen Andrews, was with me.”

“I liked the small classroom setting because I knew that would help me succeed and get the most out of my classes.”

Small class sizes and great coaches are what drew Edelman to Piedmont. Being a young woman that has played soccer since she could practically walk, Piedmont was the place she could finally begin the next step of her life and the journey to adulthood.

“I have played soccer since I was four-years-old and it has opened doors and given me the opportunity to meet some of my best friends. I think soccer has a lot to do with the person I am today,” said Edelman.

College is an experience that is very valuable to every student. Some students learn something new about themselves and others will meet lifelong friends. The college experience should never be taken for granted, according to Edelman.

“I would tell them to appreciate it while they still have it and really take everything in and enjoy the experience,” said Edelman when asked what advice she would give other freshman students.

“I never believed people when they said you would miss it when it’s over because once you get to your senior season you are pretty burnt out, but when it’s gone you realize just how much you love it.”

Sometimes it would be best to take your own advice that way you don’t live with the regrets after your four years are over. “I would go back to my senior season and take my own advice because I did not appreciate it the way I should have,” said Edelman.

Although she may have regrets that she wishes she could change, one chapter is closing and another is opening for Edelman. She is a few short months from graduating and will embark on the next journey of her life.

“My plan after college is to find a job in television or social media,” said Edelman.