Members of the Class of 2017 and their families attended their first college guidance event on December 15. “Junior College Workshop” is an opportunity for juniors to meet the college guidance staff and learn about the college admissions process, which includes applications, essays, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, college visits, and standardized test scores. The keynote speaker was Mr. Vincent Angrisani, Director of Enrollment and Admissions at Queens College. Mr. Angrisani gave an overview of the college admissions process and discussed what criteria colleges are seeking in applicants. Ms. Naomi Lippman, General Studies Principal, and Rabbi Gedaliah Oppen, Judaic Studies Principals, gave welcoming remarks. Rabbi Lewis Wienerkur, Israel Guidance Director for Boys, talked about the year in Israel and why students should participate. Mrs. Joan Parmet, Director, College Guidance, introduced her staff of Mrs. Karen Wolf, Associate Director, Mrs. Susan Szaluta, College Guidance Counselor, and Mrs. Arlette Miller, administrative assistant. Mrs. Parmet reviewed important hand-outs as well as the college guidance handbook, and Mrs. Wolf discussed standardized testing. The workshop was designed to familiarize families with the process and assure them that the college guidance staff will work with every student and prepare a list of realistic college choices. We look forward to working with the juniors and their parents as they begin the college process.