Education

Summit High School Holds Annual College Night for Spanish Speaking Families

November 29, 2012 at 5:25 PM

SUMMIT, NJ - Preparing for college can be one of the most difficult times in a young adult’s life and for Spanish-speaking families, it is sometimes an even tougher task. Because of Summit’s high Spanish-speaking population, for the past decade Summit High School has held a College Information Session for Spanish Speakers.

On Wednesday night, Nov. 28, approximately a dozen families with their children attended the event in the library at the high school and met with representatives from five different universities. The entire evening was conducted in Spanish and Summit High School Bilingual Coordinator Arturo Lopez ran the session.

The representatives from the schools included Elena Lopez an alum of Franklin and Marshall College; Jose Melendez, an academic advisor of the Spanish program at Kean University; Marcie Rosas-Straley, assistant director of admissions at  Rutgers University;  Ilona Castro, director of international admissions at Stevens Institute of Technology; and Victor Alvelaez, a recruiter from Union County College.  Each representative shared information about their institution of higher education and questions and answers with the audience followed.

Sign Up for E-News

Some of the topics discussed included life after high school, college costs, major choice, whether to stay on campus or live at home, class size, how and when to apply, the importance of standardized tests, G.P.A., and grades in the selection process, availability of loans and scholarships, as well as the activities and different programs avaialble at the schools.

Lopez, who has been in his position for several years and prior to that was in admissions at Rutgers University, said events like this are extremely important.

“I am convinced that doing this in their native language is very important,” Lopez said. “By bringing everybody together, we feel we can provide much greater support for our Spanish-speaking students.”

Lopez said while some parents may have attended college in their native country, the process is quite different here. Since its inception, the event has been successful and each year they try to invite different schools, he said.   

Junior Kelvin Torres said he feels much more relaxed now after attending the session. With college around the corner, he said he is definitely excited for life after high school.  

“I think this was really a big help,” Torres said. “It was really informative.”

Luz Rico, whose daughter is a senior, said all of this new information she learned really calmed her nerves. She said now the application process will be much easier.

“Tonight, I’m so happy that something that I don’t understand is now clear,” Rico said.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

January Update

January 19, 2017

Dear Summit Neighbor,

I hope you are having a wonderful start to the New Year. With 2017 in full swing, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a progress update on some activities in town. 

1. The Winter Farmer’s Market has arrived. Held at Calvary Church every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., there is a great selection of fresh produce and locally prepared ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_dca9c537a6179527e482_trx

Sat, January 21, 8:00 AM

The Connection, Summit

TRX Core

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_bd37898e032bac06e6b4_371fc5cf8d8c357dbfd0_76b7f922a204345de300_stem_saturdays

Sat, January 21, 9:30 AM

Summit YMCA, Summit

STEM Saturdays

Education

Carousel_image_c3716a2d78a9e5f3a056_restorative_yoga

Sat, January 21, 3:00 PM

The Connection, Summit

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness

Summit Fire Department Blotter

Dec. 1, 2016 0233 - Units responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries and an overturned vehicle with possible extrication. Incident located at mm 10 Route 24, West.  Springfield and Millburn FD also on scene.  Summit provided a safety block, and for scene safety and assisted with securing vehicles.  

Dec. 5, 2016 at 12:25 - Units dispatched to a PARK AVE apartment for a ...

Summit Police Blotter

January 9, 2017

12/24 - Nelson Collazo-Moreno, 25, of Summit was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Mr. Moreno was released with a pending court date.

01/01 - At 1323 hours a report was taken for a theft from a Springfield Avenue apartment complex. The maroon colored “Exit” sign had been removed sometime between 1800 hours on 12/31/16 and 1300 hours on 01/01/17. The approximate value of ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Beware of Headwinds in 'Market Call' Appearance

January 20, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, answers audience questions on BNN's 'Market Call':

bnn.ca

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve their financial ...

Christine Murphy Welcomed as Newest Sales Associate at Lois Schneider Realtor

Lois Schneider Realtor’s top producing sales team welcomes Christine Murphy, our newest sales associate. Christine started with Lois Schneider Realtor in 2013 as a licensed sales assistant to one of the company’s top producing teams. She and her husband have been residents of Summit since 2001 with their three children, all of whom attend or have graduated from Summit Public Schools.

Closed Fund Open Mind

Closed-end funds (CEFs) can play an important role in a diversified investment portfolio. They offer benefits similar to those of an open-end mutual fund, but also sport unique advantages.  

Unlike a traditional open-end mutual fund, CEFs have a fixed number of shares available to trade. Their price is not tied to the value of the underlying portfolio. The only way the number of shares ...

Raising The 'Bar' When Celebrating Life's Milestone Moments

The renovation of the event space at the historic Grand Summit Hotel in Summit was directly aimed at creating a lighter, brighter, more welcoming space that would promote a party atmosphere inherent to the wedding and Bar / Bat Mitzvah and wedding celebration. The results have been embraced by the Hotel's very loyal clientele, as indicated by the strong repeat activity in the large social ...

Step Right Up

Let’s make America the Greatest Show on Earth Again.

 

I was very sad to learn that after 146 years of big-top entertainment the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding its tent and leaving town.

 

This comes a year after the circus, due to mounting pressures from animal rights activists, got rid of the elephants.

 

It is not really ...