OBHS Students Celebrate College Decisions
The Oyster Bay High School senior class wears T-shirts and sweatshirts with the name of the colleges they will attend next year during the school’s annual “Declaration Day.”
Oyster Bay High School was full of excitement, 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 2019 have been accepted to many highly selective institutions, including, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, and Georgetown University, just to name a few.
Several students will be playing collegiate sports at institutions such as Amherst College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Pace University, Stetson University and Stevens Institute of Technology. Others will be honing their creative talents at New York University, Five Towns College, and the Culinary Institute of America. Some soon-to-be graduates will venture to different parts of the country, such as California, Florida, Colorado, Michigan, Maine or Wisconsin, while others will attend state universities as well as schools in New York City and Long Island.
Ninety-five percent of students in the senior class have applied to college. Five percent are pursuing a trade or entering the work force.