Sayre grads visit for Alumni Day
About 20 graduates of Sayre High School returned to the school Friday to talk to current students about what to expect after graduation.
The alumni, all of whom have graduated in the last few years, included attendees of a variety of local and regional colleges as well as two members of the United States Marine Corps. The group talked about what students can look forward to after graduation, answered questions and offered advice on life after high school.
The school has held an Alumni Day for the past eight years in order to provide students with information about how to prepare for college, the military or other options, said guidance counselor Stacy Richmond.
The event originally started in a classroom, Richmond said, but so many graduates expressed interest in returning that it was moved to the high school auditorium and now runs all day, with groups rotating in and out starting at 8 a.m. Alumni Day was formerly offered only to seniors, but has been opened to juniors as well so students have more time to act on the advice they receive, she said.
At the end of each presentation, alumni offered last-minute suggestions, including learning to cook and do laundry, starting to research and visit colleges, exploring different careers and taking as many college courses in high school as possible.
The informal presentation allows students to interact with people closer to their age, many who they may be familiar with or even friends with, Richmond said.
"They get the student perspective," she said.
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