As juniors are gearing up for their college process, they received some sage advice from a group of recent graduates at the Lynbrook High School Alumni Panel.
The seven alumni, hailing from the classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 returned to their alma mater to answer questions about how to best prepare for life after high school. The alumni panelists represented a varied range of career fields, geographic locations and types of post-secondary institutions. The alumni shared their experiences about choosing their major, 2-year, 4-year college, a Culinary Arts program or applying to West Point Military Academy. They spoke about adjusting to the independence and rigor college academics and settling into to dorm and social life on campus.
The panel moderated by Guidance Chairperson, Laurie Mitchell, provided an opportunity for current juniors to ask many insightful questions of the alumni guests such as: Do you need to work while you are at college? How many applications are enough? What influence do extra-curricular activities have on the admissions process? What is the process of applying to a Military Academy? Which classes at LHS helped you to decide your major or career path? How were Molloy College or AP credits accepted or not to your school? Did Lynbrook prepare you well for academic success at college?
LHS Alumni Panel, November 2017:
CDT CPL Michael Deegan; LHS 2016, US Military Academy, West Point Major: Pre-Medicine
Emma Duncliffe; LHS 2014, Ohio State University Major: Communications & Leadership Design
Thomas Postiglione, LHS 2017, Yale University Major: Mechanical Engineering & Economics
Mikaela Cabral-Martin, LHS 2015, CUNY York College Major: Occupational Therapy
Hope Glassman, LHS 2014, CUNY Hunter/Macaulay Honors College Major: Psychology
Omer Genosar, LHS 2015, University of Richmond Major: Political Science & Healthcare