Harborfield Graduates Share Their College Experience with Students
By Alison DeMaria
Students of Harborfields High School in grades nine through eleven recently had the opportunity to receive first-hand information about life at a military academy during a visit from graduates Katie White (Air Force Academy), Morgan Lange (US Naval Academy) and Robert Zagaja (US Merchant Marine Academy).
The three members from the class of 2013 returned to the district to share their experiences with students on a myriad of topics. For approximately two and a half hours, students discussed the application process, boot camp, academics, daily life and social life at school as well as post academy commitments and opportunities. Audience members asked a number of questions regarding academic difficulty, the physical demands, use of free time and post-academy obligations.
“This was a wonderful opportunity for students interested in possibly pursuing an education at one of the military academies to gain a better understanding of what that commitment would entail,” remarked Director of Guidance Vincent Pisano. “It helps that they are receiving the information from their peers, rather than a representative from the school. It creates an environment in which they could be comfortable exploring the topic.”
Photo Caption: (Left to right) Harborfields High School Class of 2013 graduates Katie White (Air Force Academy), Morgan Lange (US Naval Academy) and Robert Zagaja (US Merchant Marine Academy) return to discuss their experiences with students.