The flyer attached in front of Mission High School for the San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend.

A look at this year’s San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend, where local students got help crafting the personal statement essays that are such an important factor in college applications.

The event was held at Mission High School and hosted by 826 Valencia, a Mission District nonprofit that helps students ages 6 to 18 to improve their creative and expository writing skills for future success.

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