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VHS Seniors Learn About Potential Future College Choices

In an effort to give Valhalla High School students plenty of information to make positive choices for their futures, a group of seniors met in the library to learn more about the University of Connecticut.

This session that took place on the morning of Oct. 7 was part of the Guidance Department’s annual College Visits. From September to mid-November, Valhalla invites several colleges to visit the campus to share data, statistics and stories about their schools.

“The goal is for students to learn about the visiting school, ask questions and make a connection with the representative, who is usually the admissions counselor who reviews applications from Valhalla High School students,” said guidance director Meghan Jacobsen.

Approximately 10 teenagers gathered together with UConn representative Jeremy Krauss to understand more about the high education institution. Mr. Krauss discussed admissions requirements, housing, sports, the application process and academic majors.

“We want you to be producers of knowledge, not just consumers,” he said.

In additional to listening to Mr. Krauss speak about college, students also had the opportunity to ask questions. Some requested clarification about the admissions procedure, while others focused their queries on personal goals.

This year, other visiting colleges include: Boston University, Rhode Island College, Northeastern University, Florida Polytechnic University, CUNY Hunter, Virginia Tech and Johnson & Wales University.