Students Gain Exposure at THS College Fair

Tuckahoe High School’s 11th annual College Fair opened students’ eyes to the possibilities awaiting them in the future.

The guidance department coordinated the event for the entire school on Sept. 27. Representatives from over 75 colleges visited Tuckahoe to share information with the children, including those from Cornell University, Berkeley College, Lafayette College and Haverford College. The upperclassmen partook for an hour, followed by the lowerclassmen for a half-hour to give them exposure to post-secondary education.

“There’s a systemic approach to getting our kids into the best colleges possible,” said THS Principal Bart Linehan. “For the seniors, the decision is imminent – it’s game-on time. This helps them make the choice about where they would like to go. For the juniors, it’s about preparation – developing a plan of where and what they’d like to study and noting the needed requirements.”

The students toured the cafeteria and the gymnasium, asking questions about the colleges’ admissions, fields of study, enrollment, campus size and extra-curricular activities. The representatives engaged with the teenagers, sharing their knowledge, along with business cards and informational brochures.

Eleventh-grader Molly Klinger – who wants to study law or politics – toured through the rooms, stopping to discuss location and program offerings with representatives. Fellow junior Emily Cen said that she looks forward to getting a good job after college. She is excited about her future, its independence and anticipates studying criminology and biology.

Tuckahoe High School’s guidance website is brimming with helpful information that can benefit students and their parents as they navigate through the college process. Families are encouraged to peruse the site’s resources.