Clare Tiarsmith has been conducting a very public search for the college of her choice -- serving as one of eight high school seniors blogging about their decisions for the New York Times.
Tiarsmith, a student at the Marist School in Atlanta, has been weighing the pros and cons of heading out of state to Northeastern University, or staying in Georgia and becoming a Bulldog.
Today, she announced in a NYT post that she's chosen the Red and Black.
"I had been insistent on going to Northeastern for so long that I felt like I was playing it safe in going to ," she writes. "I had always wanted to go to a school in a big city and experience life in a new place, but Athens is a new place. ... The only way going to Georgia would be 'playing it safe' would be if I didn’t take advantage of the incredible opportunities I can have there..."
Welcome to Athens, Clare.