Monday, January 07, 2008

College Information Sessions

The following information was provided by Ed Murphy, Director of Pupil Personnel Services:

Eight of our graduates from the class of 2007 visited the high school on Friday, January 04, 2008 to meet with our current students about the transition from Woodbury High School to college.

Graduates met with current seniors and AVID 10 students during a general question and answer session in the auditorium and then visited with the AVID students in grades 9 &11 in the classroom.

In addition to sharing specifics about each of their schools and majors, students fielded questions ranging from campus life to how they made their final decision on which college to attend. Each of the graduates mentioned how well prepared they felt leaving Woodbury—a few even were able to start as second semester freshman on the basis of the AP classes they had taken.

The graduates encouraged our current underclassmen to take the most demanding courses available and to continue to work hard through their senior year. Several teachers were mentioned as having had a particularly strong impact on the students’ academic develop. Finally, graduates pointed out how having attended Woodbury helped to prepare them to function effectively on diverse college campuses.

Tom Hampel, Jeremy Clark, Tim Repas, Bruce Vail, Robert Burgess

Jackie Nisbett, Julie DiCarlo, and Christian Strey

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