JHS Helps Educate Students on College Options

Jamestown High School held its Annual Western New York College Consortium in the library with 19 area colleges distributing information and answering questions about local college opportunities to JHS students.

“I am interested in early childhood education or possibly becoming an emergency room nurse,” said JHS Senior Alexis Grissom. “Some colleges have reached out to me to play basketball, but I am just trying to get an idea on what each offers. Having all the colleges here makes that easier for me.”

Colleges in attendance were:  Alfred State College, Alfred University, Bryant & Stratton College, Buffalo State College, Canisius College, Daemen College, D’Youville College, Erie Community College, Fredonia State College, Genesee Community College, Hilbert College, Houghton College, Medaille College, Niagara Community College, Niagara University, St. Bonaventure University, Trocaire College, University at Buffalo and Villa Maria College.

“It is important to introduce students, who haven’t started the college application process yet, to all the potential local opportunities to attend college,” said Leann Love, coordinator of the JHS College & Career Center. “We encourage students and their families to start the college application process early and contact me with any questions, or help, they might need. This years’ changes to the financial aid application process will allow families to receive information on the scholarships, grants, and loans they are eligible for as early as November 2016.”

More information on colleges, the application process, and scholarships is available at www.jamestownpublicschools.org on Jamestown High Schools’ page under Resources/JHS College & Career Center or call Mrs. Love at 483-7122.

posted on 09/23/2016 - filed under: Academics, Graduation, JHS, Spotlight, Students