Seniors Celebrate College Choices on Declaration Day
Excitement filled the air at Oyster Bay High School on May 1 as seniors and staff marked the college commitment deadline with the school's annual “Declaration Day.”
The senior class and high school faculty wore their college sweatshirts and T-shirts bearing the names of their schools and proudly took a class photo to commemorate the event. The day marked the fruition of their hard work and commitment throughout their high school careers, and sparked curiosity and conversations about college planning among the entire student body.
"This is our way of congratulating our seniors on their college choices and getting all of our high school students involved in promoting college and career readiness,” said Ms. Sabrina Meehan, Supervisor of Counseling Services. "The event creates a feeling of pride and accomplishment, and opens the door for students to discuss their college plans and for teachers to share their college experiences and offer advice to our students.”
Members of the Class of 2018 have been accepted to many selective institutions, including, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Yale, and Columbia, the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins, Boston College, Bard College, and the University of Notre Dame, just to name a few.
Several students will be playing collegiate sports at schools such as the University of Michigan, Bucknell University, and Rochester Institute of Technology, and others will be honing their musical or artistic talents at New York University, Berklee College of Music and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Students were also accepted to top state universities as well as many local schools.
Ninety-eight percent of students in the senior class have applied to college. At least two members of the class have chosen to enlist in the armed services.
For a complete list of college acceptances, please visit https://www.obenschools.org/Page/1536