1999-10-02 / Columnists

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The Rock
by Stuart L. Astor

The new term's first senior assembly was held on Wednesday, September 29 to prepare students for our annual college fair on October 6. Nearly 70 schools, most of them in the northeast, but some from as far away as Georgia and South Carolina, will send representatives to Far Rockaway High School for the fair.

The event will begin with a luncheon in the library after which the college and business school personnel will move to booths and tables set up in the girls' gymnasium. During the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth periods individual classes of juniors and seniors will be brought to the gym. Here, students will receive first-hand information about the various institutions, and learn about their special features and their requirements for admission. Students will also be able to make arrangements to visit the institutions themselves. All of the New York City colleges and community colleges will be in attendance, as will such New York State public colleges and universities such as Stony Brook, Buffalo, Binghamton, Albany, SUNY Purchase, Old Westbury and Oneonta. Private institutions from New York State will include Long Island University, Hofstra University, Ithaca College, Iona, Wagner, Marymount and St. John's University. Out-of-state colleges, such as Morehouse, Northeastern University, Fairleigh-Dickenson University, South Carolina State College, the University of New Haven, Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan and St. Peter's College will also attend. Business Schools, including the Wood-Tobe-Coburn School, Drake Business Schools, The College of Insurance, Global Business Institutes and Berkeley College will be represented along with specialty institutions such as Island Drafting Institute, the Albany College of Pharmacy and the Technical Career Institute, among others.

All in all, the attending institutions represent a very broad range of educational opportunities, well-suited to aspiring graduates of FRHS.


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