Long Beach High School juniors and seniors were invited to attend a panel presentation and discussion featuring eight alumni for the school’s annual Alumni Day on Jan. 5.
This year’s alumni panel included the following members of the Class of 2023, Hailey Brandt, Brooke Dowler, Lindsay Hoffman, Jewel Jones, Camille Katzen, Ava Liguori, Isabella McCavera and Jack Ryan. The former Long Beach High School students gave current students a first-hand accounting of the college process and college life.
The longstanding Alumni Day is hosted by the school’s guidance department and takes place in the school’s auditorium giving current students an opportunity to participate in a candid question and answer session to discuss post-graduation life and discuss all topics related to college life and academic success. Some of those questions included, “How do you pick college classes, what happens if you don’t like your roommate and tell me about the food in the cafeteria.”
“It is so great when our graduates come back to share their experiences with the current students,” said Long Beach Coordinator of School Counseling Jaclyn McMahon and moderator of the event. “The college application process can be so stressful, and our seniors receive advice from parents, counselors and teachers, but it has a different impact when it comes from their peers.”
Photo Caption: Long Beach Alumni Day included a candid post-graduation discussion with members of LBHS Class of 2023. (l-r) Brooke Dowler who attends SUNY Oneonta, Camille Katzen who attends Elon University, Isabella McCavera who attends Pepperdine University, Jewel Jones who attends SUNY Cortland, Jack Ryan who attends the University of Rhode Island, Hailey Brandt who attends the University of Michigan, Ava Liguori who attends University of South Carolina and Lindsay Hoffman who attends Syracuse University. Far right is Long Beach Coordinator of School Counseling Jaclyn McMahon and moderator of the event.