Alumni Day Offers Students College Advice
More than 30 Oyster Bay High School graduates from the Class of 2018 returned to their alma mater to share advice about college life with students during Alumni Day, Dec. 21.
Set up like a college fair, alumni were seated at various tables with name cards that included their major and the college or university they attend. Alumni hailed from such institutions as the University of Notre Dame, Ithaca College, Bucknell University and Providence College and are pursuing degrees in engineering, business, medicine and journalism, to name a few. As students visited the tables, alumni shared insights about seven prepared topics that included: How Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Scores Can Help You Get Ahead in College, Benefits of Extracurricular Activities in High School and in College, Being on Your Own/Life Management, Working Towards Professional Goals, Personal Matters, College Courses and Requirements, and Selecting a Major.
“We are so pleased to have our alumni return to Oyster Bay High School to not only share what they’ve experienced in college thus far, but to provide valuable advice on how our students can better prepare for their college experiences,” said Ms. Sabrina Meehan, Supervisor of Counseling Services. “Having our students discuss these topics with their peers at Alumni Day provides a more relatable opportunity to learn about college and gain a better understanding of what they need to focus on as they work towards their educational and professional career goals. We hope our students can see themselves in their shoes in a year or even a few years from now.”
Oyster Bay High School offers numerous opportunities to prepare students for post-graduation, including organized college trips for 8th and 10th graders, college fairs, and college information nights. In fact, students in 9-11 grade and their families are invited to Oyster Bay High School on Monday, Jan. 14 at 7 pm for a college information night. The event, originally scheduled for Jan. 15, has been changed to better accommodate a guest speaker.