South High School
Future Center: Room 114
Advisor: Meredith Barrow
Meredith Barrow has been at the South High School Future Center, room 114, for three years now. Students from the graduating class of 2014 were offered $2,975,312 of scholarships due to the help and assistance of Meredith. Additionally, 96% of the students at South applied to at least one college.
Meredith was born in Beaverton, Oregon where she spent most of her childhood until she moved to Colorado for high school. She then attended University of Colorado, Colorado Springs where she studied Business Management and graduated in 2008.
After she graduated, she worked as an admission counselor for UCCS with Denver Public Schools in her district. Meredith also worked as a high school counselor where she gained a lot of experience with admissions and financial aid. From then on she knew that advising and mentoring students was what she wanted to do. She volunteered at the Future Center at North High School in 2009 and started working for Denver Scholarship Foundation in 2010. In 2011, she moved to South High School where she currently works and loves the atmosphere and energy the high school and students gives her.
Meredith’s personal values of family, health and loyalty relate to Denver Scholarship Foundation’s values because she believes that she has created the environment of family in her future center with her students and coworkers at DSF. She also believes that loyalty builds off of DSF’s values of integrity and equity because she is dedicated to seeing her students succeed.
The most rewarding part for Meredith is that she has been a mentor and advisor for 4 years now so she has been able to see her students go through the full cycle and graduate high school and attend college to pursue their dream.