Successful annual college night


Giancarlo Castro

On Tuesday October 30, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School held its annual “College Night” in the new and old gymnasium, along with the cafeteria. The event featured dozens of schools from the area, all trying to help make the college process easier for prospective students.
Gill Bair, a Bridgewater State University representative, was very excited by the night.
“I’ve gotten lots of engagement throughout the night,” Bair said. “The atmosphere was very positive. Of course there was some anxiety about the whole process, a lot of confusion, but you definitely saw that people were getting the help they needed.”
Through the crowd of parents and students roaming about the gymnasium with pamphlets and booklets in hand, there was conversation abuzz about the future. Representatives helped students become acclimated with the prospect of college, rather than be daunted by it. In the cafeteria, the ambience was just the same.
Some students were at the event to increase their knowledge on the process in general; others made the event a place where they could specifically figure out their prospects for the future. Sophomore Ryann Wall chose the latter.
“I definitely know a lot more about the colleges that I am thinking of applying to,” Wall said. “All the questions I had were answered, which will definitely make the process very easy when I get there.”
The night was definitely a major success, as both students and representatives interacted positively in order to make the application process as smoothly as possible.