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Former Jaxon One Of Glamour Magazine's 'Top 10 College Women'

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Glamour Magazine

A former Jacksonville high schooler has been chosen as one of Glamour Magazine’s  “Top 10 College Women of 2015.” Lily Herman is trying to help high school students with the college-admissions process.

Lily Herman, a Bolles School graduate, has been chosen as one of Glamour Magazine’s  “Top 10 College Women of 2015.” She's in good company, past winners include Diane Sawyer and Martha Stewart.

In trying to help high school students with the college-admissions process, she co-founded The Prospect. It gives students the lowdown on the admissions process. She says she wanted to create the website for students who don’t have help applying to college.

“And I was fortunate enough to have my mom who was really into learning about the college process, really making sure I found the school that was right for me all of that to kind of help me out. And I started noticing that a bunch of other students did not have that opportunity," said Herman.

She said the website blew up overnight. So far, more than 650,000 students have used it. And later this year The Prospect is hosting a college-admissions conference in New York. The issue of Glamour magazine featuring her story hits stands on Tuesday.