Courtney Dolson, Class of 2010
(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) Courtney Dolson- After high school, I accepted a two year scholarship to Burlington County College to continue my softball career. I then transferred to Goldey-Beacom College where I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2014 and then my Master’s degree in Management in 2015.
I currently work at Pike Creek Mortgage in Newark, Delaware, where I assist home buyers with the purchase and financing of a home. I recently passed my state licensing test to become a Mortgage Loan Officer, which will help develop and further my career in the Mortgage industry.
GHS-How did Gloucester High School help you prepare and develop for your success beyond high school?
Courtney Dolson-Gloucester High School provides a close knit, dedicated, and involved group of staff that help mold students into well rounded individuals and provided the necessary tools to succeed in life post high school. I credit my strong leadership skills and ability to work well under pressure to GHS sports teams and the coaching staff. The coaching staff and teaching staff both understood the importance of a good education, as well as, the discipline of being a student athlete. As an example, Mrs. Peeke would help us with school work on the bus to an away game or before school started. As a result, these values followed us through every step of our high school experience.
The staff at GHS was always there for guidance and wanted us all to become the best versions of ourselves. Dr. Lawson is the best example of this. She truly wanted the best for her students and pushed us every day to our full potential. To her I say thank you, because she had a major impact on building my character. GHS is a unique place in that we are small, but fierce and are not to be underestimated. The amount of success stories that have originated from Gloucester High is far too many to count and for that I am proud to say that I am an alumni.
GHS-What advice would you give to current Gloucester High School students?
Courtney Dolson-One piece of advice I would give to current students is to get involved. High school goes by fast and you should take advantage of all it has to offer. Whether it be sports, clubs, after school activities, or a combination of the three, just get involved; you will not regret it. Enjoy every minute. These are the times that you will look back on and learn from. I will forever cherish every moment of high school at GHS.
source: Gloucester High School