ROXBURY,NJ - Seton Hall University last month hosted two Roxbury High School media students in the Presidents Suite for the Seton Hall vs. Georgetown Basketball game at the Prudential Center.
The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences invited senior Kelly Tucker and junior Peyton Napoliello to the game and the students loved every minute of it.
“Everyone was so approachable, the game was amazing and the seats were great,” said Tucker, who was recently accepted to SHU. “I had no reason to be nervous because the staff was so friendly.”
Napoliello shared the same sentiments and made some great connections with people who he hopes to meet at spring baseball training in Florida. Napoliello has his eye on becoming a sports broadcaster.
“I was so excited when guidance director Emilie Bacchetta shared this opportunity with me for my students," said Roxbury High School Media Teacher Deborah Burleigh, a Seton Hall graduate and educational leadership student. "I knew instantly that these two students were deserving of this. I myself, was a bit jealous as I sat in class waiting for an email from the students to see how the game and luncheon went. I wish I could have joined them. This is what it is all about though, our job is to give them experiences, confidence, and connections and let them soar.”
Bacchetta, also a Seton Hall graduate, "is always finding unique opportunities for our students to explore, whether summer camps, contests, or opportunities like this," said Burleigh. "She’s got a good eye for finding great experiences for our students.”