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DeMatha Junior College Meetings


DeMatha recently had the last of their Junior College Meetings, held on March 19 in the cafeteria. These meetings started back in November and were held once a month until this last one in March.

During these meetings, run by senior counselors Mr. Andrew Bright and Mr. Jordan Sharps, parents and students have learned about the college process. The senior counselors give a very in-depth overview of the college application process, how to apply for scholarships, grade requirements, and tuition. The sessions were each about an hour long and were meant to give students and parents more information about college or reiterate things they already know. The students were given the opportunity to also hear from people who work at colleges, or those who guide people through the college process.

Two of the people that spoke to the students this year were Amy Morales and Erin Melody. Morales is an AIM education consultant and Melody is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Recruitment Director at Xavier University.

Students gave mixed reviews about the meetings and their importance level to the parents and students themselves. Junior Azarael Peterson said the “meeting wasn’t important” and felt like a waste of time because he felt that the information could’ve been found on the internet.

While this was a negative viewpoint, most students had very positive thoughts about the meetings. Junior Jonathan Baddoo, for instance, said, “I want to major in pre-med, and I didn’t know anything about the college process nor how deep it got, so the meetings were very important and helpful to me and my parents.”

While these meetings are now over, if you are a junior and didn’t get to attend, you can always go down to the counseling center and speak to Mr. Bright or Mr. Sharps. All in all, these meetings were very educational and seemed to be helpful to many families at DeMatha.

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