Four graduates from the Class of 2017 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in a panel discussion and answered questions about the college process and their transition from high school on Young Alumni College Day in Lower Snowdon. The discussion was moderated by Susan Swenson of Plainfield, Director of College Counseling.
This year's panel included, from left: Manasvinee Mayil Vahanan of Edison (University of Maryland), Anuva Goel of Old Bridge (Brown University), Jordan Rose of Watchung (Syracuse University) and Andrew Park of Westfield (Lehigh University). Topics of discussion included college essays and application stress, finding the right fit in a college or university, time management, feeling secure and comfortable in a college environment, extracurricular activities and campus life.
The W-H alumni panelists agreed that their high school alma mater prepared them well for college, especially in the areas of time management, writing and public speaking. W-H students are required to juggle challenging academic workloads with athletics and multiple extracurricular activities, which prepares them well for the demands of college life.