Freeport High School Seniors Scout College Options
Hundreds of college-bound Freeport High School seniors and their families had the opportunity to speak with representatives from among 150 visiting colleges during the annual College and Career School Night held in the high school gymnasium. The buzz of excitement extended into a variety of workshops and seminars covering financial aid options and college search strategies.
To better help the Class of 2012 select their next academic home, the guidance department made sure that the gym was densely packed with information booths spanning a wide variety of colleges from all over the country. Posters, brochures, magazines, and the opportunity for one-on-one conversations encouraged students to ask questions and speak about themselves and their future plans with the recruiters. Nassau County was well represented by the presence of Adelphi University, Hofstra University and Molloy College, among others. In addition to fifteen SUNY schools hosting booths, Harvard College in Cambridge, MA and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA were two of the more notable out-of state schools.
A financial aid workshop run by Gordon Rowe of St. Joseph’s College was held in the auditorium. Mr. Rowe discussed the best methods for applying for college scholarships and tuition assistance. An “Introduction to the College Search Process” presented by Otto Hennecke of The Princeton Review was held in The Distance Learning Center, and an athletic scholarship workshop was conducted in the small gym. Other informational discussions were held throughout the building.