25 April 2018
Fr. Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., President, Cristo Rey New York High School
During the recent Spring break, Cristo Rey New York’s College Guidance Office took the Junior Class on what is now an annual road trip — the college tour. Now in its sixth year, this is a time for students to visit several colleges in anticipation of the applications soon to be prepared. On March 6, students, counselors and all of their luggage filled four buses and headed out to a diverse group of colleges ranging in size, location, academic specialties, and campus culture.
During the 48-hour trip, the junior class visited 19 colleges in both Pennsylvania and New York. Colgate University, Hamilton College, Lehigh University, Franklin & Marshall College, Le Moyne College, SUNY Albany, and University of Scranton were but a sampling of the campuses visited. The juniors went on tours, attended information sessions, and even had the opportunity to meet with CRNYHS alumni at some schools.
When the Class of 2019 returned from the trip, they were asked to reflect upon their experiences. All of the students agreed that they had a better idea of what they were looking for in a school, and what they need to do to make those dreams a reality.
We look forward to sharing with you, our readers, what is sure to be the outstanding list of schools where our current CRNY juniors will be College freshman in the fall of 2019!