Garrison Students Visit O’Neill High School

Alumna hopes to help students decide on her school

On Dec. 10, 15 eighth-graders, one guidance counselor and two sets of parents spent the day in James I. O’Neill High School in Highland Falls, one of the two local high school choices for students graduating from Garrison Union Free School.

Sarah Kelly, sophomore at O’Neill and a former Garrison School student, said the event helped her “to guide these eighth-graders in the direction of attending” her school. “Once they arrived, the students heard a presentation about the many unique opportunities offered at O’Neill. From the athletics to the many clubs offered, these students were able to get a feeling as to what it might be like to be a part of the O’Neill community. After this presentation students toured the building with individual tour guides, allowing for a more personal experience.”

In addition to Kelly, many other Garrison alumni from past years went to the library, where the students got to talk to a panel of about six students answering their questions.

“Hopefully, after this tour, many of the eighth graders will be well informed and excited about the many new things going on at O’Neill,” Kelly said.

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