The best way to describe Clarkson School is that it is bridging year program where talented high school students get to leave high school a year or two earlier and attend first year of college at Clarkson University. They live in their own dorms and participate in activites under more supervision than typical freshmen would. It is a somewhat unique program and is a hidden gem.
I was in the Clarkson School in the 1996-1997 and it was one of those fundamental turning points that shaped the rest of my life. I am deeply thankful to the Clarkson School for the opportunity and it was a great honor and an amazing experience for me to come speak to the Clarkson School class of 2015.
Full text of the speech is here and you can watch the video below: