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HBMS 2nd Annual College Awareness Day

On Wednesday, January 6, Hampton Bays Middle School hosted the 2nd Annual College Awareness Day.  Fourteen Hampton Bays graduates, with various post-secondary experiences, returned to their hometown to share what college is like and how students should prepare in high school with the present 8th grade class.  In addition to sharing their experiences and insights, the college students were able to give students a visual perspective by utilizing Smart Boards to display college and university websites.  Students took advantage of this unique opportunity to ask questions such as: 

    •    What clubs did you join in High School that helped you get into college?
    •    Did you apply for scholarships?  How did you do that?
    •    What happens when you don't get along with your roommate?
    •    What happens if you don't love your major?
    •    Can you play a sport and an instrument still in college?

Special thanks to the Middle School Counseling Department, under the leadership of Laurie O'Halloran, and to the Hampton Bays graduates for making this event a huge success.
The college and universities represented by these graduates are listed below.  Please click on the name of each to continue to explore the many opportunities that education after high school has to offer.

SUNY Oneonta represented by Jessica Spehler
North Carolina State represented by Kara O'Halloran
Olin College of Engineering represented by Tom Pandolfo
Wentworth Institute of Technology represented by Austin Lohr
Wagner College represented by Chris DeRosa
Suffolk Community College represented by Kaitlyn Cooper
SUNY Geneseo represented by Kate Sullivan
Boston University represented by Gina Abatangelo and Jessica Stellmann
Quinnipiac University represented by Nicole Marte
SUNY Plattsburgh represented by Allison Waring
Savannah College of Art & Design represented by Jen Bickford
SUNY Institute of Technology represented by Jacque Teresi
Roger Williams University represented by Kelly Connolly

Click here to see photos of "College Awareness Day"