May 1 was a big day for high school seniors all across the country. May 1st is acknowledged around the country to recognize what college high school seniors will be attending, and also to encourage young students with their future secondary plans. May 1 is usually around the exact day that seniors have to let their college know that they will be attending. Now, some seniors knew where they were going way before the deadline.
We asked some seniors in the Career Center at Oswego High School what their next steps were. Senior, Desiree Walters, is continuing her education and volleyball career at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, because, “they have a really good nursing program and because I wanted to continue my volleyball career.”
Jake Toma, also a high school senior, will be attending University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the fall. His reasoning behind his decision was, “Ever since I was a little kid, I looked to it as a good educational school and I know a lot of people that go there and say its a good school”.
The University of Tennessee is gaining OHS senior, Emily Smith, in the fall. Smith’s reasoning behind her choice to be a Vol was, “the environment was very welcoming and I had the ideal majors there, psychology and special education.”
The Career Center held a little recognition celebration for seniors here at OHS on May 1st, which included special treats for your college decision! Everyone who came into the Career Center and wrote their down name and college, got a cookie for celebrating their decision.
Some colleges have an early decision option, where you can apply early and find out if you got in earlier then everyone else. For example, about 44 % of regular applicants were admitted when they applied around the normal admittance time, and only 28.5% were accepted for early admittance. But, at Swarthmore College, 35% of early applicants were admitted, compared to, 10.7% of regular decision applicants. This comes to show, that early admittance can be an advantage but also, a disadvantage as well.
Good Luck to all Oswego High school seniors as they embark on their next journey. Remember, once a panther always a panther.
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