Schuler Scholars and Parents Meet Up for College Life Panel and Parent Discussion

11/29/2011

On Monday, November 21st at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus, Schuler Scholars either in their senior year of high school or at varying stages of their post-secondary lives met up, along with their parents, to discuss college life, the transition to college, and how the parent-student relationship changes upon matriculation to college.

Following a delicious dinner, the large group split into three: a Spanish-speaking parent group, an English-speaking parent group, and a group consisting exclusively of Scholars. Each group had several panelists who cheerfully shared their invaluable insight on the college experience for Schuler Scholars. Topics discussed included student-parent communication, meeting basic needs on campus, homesickness, financial aid, and what to expect in the first few months of freshman year.

Throughout the evening, Scholars and parents simultaneously shared and soaked up valuable information, discussing the joys and challenges of the college experience. For Schuler Scholars in their senior year of high school, the night provided a great opportunity for catching up with old classmates and served as a reminder of what lies ahead. For College Scholars, the evening was a great chance to reminisce and share stories of college life. Held in a season for giving thanks, the College Life Panel and Parent Discussion inspired great appreciation for the wonderful opportunities at hand and ahead in the lives of Schuler Scholars at the many wonderful colleges and universities they call home. 

 

 

The Spanish-speaking parent panel dives into their College Life Discussion

The Spanish-speaking parent panel dives into their College Life Discussion

Schuler Scholars pose before the panel discussion

Schuler Scholars pose before the panel discussion

The English-speaking parent panel shares their experiences with nervous parents of senior Schuler Scholars

The English-speaking parent panel shares their experiences with nervous parents of senior Schuler Scholars

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