A record-breaking 188 colleges and universities sought to enter the halls of Garden City High School this past fall.
More than 110 visited during our four mini-college fairs held at the high school. Juniors and seniors especially took advantage of the networking opportunities to meet with college representatives.
In an era where students are texting more than talking, it was nice to see the face-to-face interaction of students and admissions representatives. Many of the representatives commented that they were impressed that our guidance counselors introduced themselves, as this is not a common practice at other schools.
High school students also have another opportunity to meet with colleges who attend for individual visits during the day. Our counselors host these representatives to facilitate meaningful connections for our students. A list of these colleges is available on the Counseling Center’s page of the high school’s website.
We are looking forward to having more representatives join us for mock interviews to be conducted during senior English classes.
(Editor's Note: Gina Christel, Garden City Public Schools'
director of guidance, submitted this article.)