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Alumni Day is a wonderful time for us to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates as well as shed light to current seniors who are now deciding where to go to college and what to expect when they get there.

Mr. Sherman with Saphya Council Class of 2013

Mr. Sherman with Saphya Council Class of 2013

Our former students have the opportunity to come and share their college experience with the younger grades during morning Muster and with each other.  

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Vincent McBean, Class of 2011

Events like this help to enhance our college going culture by encouraging all of our students to attend college and gives our alumni the chance to draw strength from each other as they face challenging life lessons in school.  The Alumni Panel helped answer questions about freshman orientation, college expectations, the numerous college parties, and most importantly time management.

Our Alumni Panel sharing college experiences and life lessons learned

Our Alumni Panel sharing college experiences and life lessons learned

Overall, the day was a huge success as we had over 50 alumni from different grade levels attend the event.

Reconnecting with former classmates and sharing college experiences.

Reconnecting with former classmates and sharing college experiences.

Thank you to all our staff who were able to join in the festivities by wearing college jerseys and reconnecting with our graduates.

Londel Collier, Class of 2011

Londel Collier, Class of 2011

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East-West Seniors visit the University of Albany

East-West Seniors visit the University of Albany

East-West students took a trip to the University of Albany to see the campus and visit with some students from the Class of 2013. Students had the opportunity to tour the campus, meet with an Admissions Counselor and have lunch in one of the dining halls. We also visited Sage College of Albany and met with the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions.

Oneyeka and Malcolm, Class of 2013

Onyeka and Malcolm, Class of 2013

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Today at Morning Muster, four East-West alumnae came to speak to our students about life in college and to offer advice.

“College is hard, a lot harder than you probably think it is, but it’s a lot of fun,” said Helen Peng, a current freshman at Syracuse University.

The four college freshmen concurred that while their classes are hard and their schedules often full, college is much different from high school. They talked about the highs and lows of living in dorms and making time to join clubs. One big word of advice: “I wish I had worked on my writing more in school. You have to write at least 1 or 2 papers a week in college.”

Let’s get those pencils cracking! Thank you to Alexis Gordon, Melissa Best, Helen Peng, and Hawa Lee for visiting and speaking to our students our college. They are from the class of 2010, the first class to graduate from East-West, and they attend Boston University, CUNY Hunter, Marymount Manhattan College, and Syracuse University.

UPDATE: They will be returning next week to speak to our middle school students about college!

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Our first class of seniors graduated from East-West in June 2010. You can find our students beginning their college experiences throughout the country. Read more to see what colleges they went to!

6-22-2010

With 65 students graduating, 64 continued on to college and one joined the Navy.

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