On Friday January 9
th, some MERHS alumni returned to talk to current junior and seniors about the transition to college. There was a variety of questions asked and topic cover from roommates to types of college classes. This question and answer session was very informative, giving seniors a peek at what to expect when going to college next year.
The returning alumni included Fiona Davis, Vanessa Kelley, Evanthia Boiling and Lea Manzo. Depending on the question they all had different answers which were helpful to students listening because of being able to hear about different experiences. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Senior Courtney Macdougall was on the panel that asked a series of questions, alongside senior Ariana Jackson. Questions varied from asking about dorm life to how college classes are structured. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Assistant Principal Paul Murphy adds in that there is no one in college that will monitor students getting to class. The alumni strongly suggested that even if a student feels sick or tired to go to class anyway because in the end students will be better off. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
One of the questions asked about how long it takes to become adjusted to college and the alumni answered that it took about 2-3 weeks for them to become adjusted. The alumni also talked about how it was strange to go from being around their friends all the time at college to going home and seeing their families after it being a few months. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.