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Alums Share Wisdom at High School

With one semester of college under their belts, recent grads hared their thoughts with members of the Class of 2013.

Guidance counselor Tim Malone introduces the seniors to the alums for the session held in the high school library.
Guidance counselor Tim Malone introduces the seniors to the alums for the session held in the high school library.
Twenty-five Garden City High School Class of 2012 alumni returned to the high school this month to meet with the entire senior class to provide advice and answer questions on a variety of topics from roommates to time management.

With one semester of college under their belts, the alums shared their thoughts with the soon-to-graduate Class of 2013. The 25 alums split into three groups in three locations in the high school to allow for smaller discussion groups.

The highly successful event was organized by guidance counselors Tim Casale and Jim Malone. The alums represented a wide variety of colleges and universities including Boston College, University of Michigan, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry, NYU, Wake Forest, William & Mary, Loyola, Rutgers, Syracuse, Lafayette and Colgate, to name a few.

What words of advice did the alums offer? “Put yourself out there,” “Group living is not easy,” There are no professional laundry services,” “Keep up with the assignments,” “Don’t skip classes, part of your grade is your attendance,” “Think carefully and ask around before taking online classes,” “Make friends!”

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Paul Cappelli January 23, 2014 at 08:44 AM
I truly loved college. It was very easy for me. I met Howell in college. Good luck to all!!!!!!!

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