Showing gallery: Planning Ahead

Jennifer Biancardi and her daughter Daniela traveled from table to table at the Eastchester College Fair looking for the right fit.

“I want to be a physical education teacher and play basketball,” said Daniela who is an Eastchester High School junior. “This is very informative, and I know what schools to consider and research.”

Her mom has her hands full; her son Domenic is a senior in Eastchester. “It is stressful, but attending the College Fair allows us to hear from the schools and find out their size, what they expect and about scholarships.”

Representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities and the military provided information about their programs Monday night in the Eastchester High School Gym. Hundreds of families from Eastchester and Pelham participated.

“Students and parents see a variety of schools in one place. They have the opportunity to learn so much and even if they do not apply to a particular college, meeting the counselors and speaking with them puts them on the path to another college and teaches them about the process,” noted Guidance Chairperson Heather Reilly.

SUNY Potsdam Advisor Mike Lahendro visits more than 200 high schools a year. “The students here are well prepared and asking questions,” observed Lahendro. “The counselors have done a good job.”

Students will now begin or continue their college tours as they explore their options.

Next year Pelham High School will host the College Fair and next week the Eastchester Guidance Department will host a financial aid night at 7pm at EHS.