WBy Jude Tochukwu Okonkwo ’17
With the school year drawing to an end, the application phase of the college process is beginning to loom over the junior division. Despite this, many juniors have not yet pinpointed specific colleges they wish to attend. The Chaminade guidance department helps alleviate this issue with its annual College Night. On that night, juniors get to meet over one hundred college representatives, to learn more about persepective schools, and to begin to think seriously about colleges that they would like to apply to in the fall.
On Wednesday, May 18, the much anticipated day arrived. The juniors gathered at 7:30 in the evening in the AAC with their parents. Everyone received a pamphlet with a map of the location of each college in attendance. Then, the junior class and their families were given the opportunity to learn about any college they desired.
As the night progressed and I spoke with a few schools that I didn’t know a lot about, it opened up my options quite a bit.
– Tyler Stapleton ’17
Colleges represented included Harvard, Princeton, Villanova and Fairfield to name a few. The night proved a great success with over 400 juniors and their families leaving with a newfound wealth of possible college choices.
“College Night definitely met my expectations,” said Tyler Stapleton ‘17. “When I first saw the list, I didn’t see a few colleges I had in mind. However, as the night progressed and I spoke with a few schools that I didn’t know a lot about, it opened up my options quite a bit. I have now added two new schools to my list.”
The junior division overwhelmingly responded positively to College Night. The juniors and their parents left more informed about the students’ college options. So, when the juniors become seniors and finally walk out Chaminade’s doors, they can walk confidently into their new college homes.