From the moment Bridget Brown walked through the doors of Wellesley High School as a freshman, she felt the pressure to succeed bearing down on her.
Wellesley students are expected to attend top colleges and universities, Brown said, so she spent the next three years studying, working, and participating in extracurricular activities that she hoped would help separate her from the rest of the pack.
“Everybody is very college oriented,’’ Brown said. “After high school, you go to a good college. You are told that everything counts now. Even as a freshman, you feel it.’’
Now the 17-year-old senior is in the home stretch, narrowing her options, finishing her application essay, and visiting a few more schools as she looks for a place to study communications and broadcast journalism. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Jennifer Fenn Lefferts can be reached at jflefferts@ yahoo.com.