Miami Lakes Educational Center’s auditorium was full of alumni on Thursday— some had successfully completed their first semester of college, others were getting ready to graduate, and a few were still battling finals. Taking to the stage, they all answered questions ranging from dealing with rigorous classes to living with strange roommates.
Ms. Castro and Ms. Chavez served as moderators to guide the presentation towards the college bound 11th and 12th graders by asking questions and taking some from the audience.
The first question dealt with distance— a particular aspect of colleges that scares away many applicants— and how to deal with parents reluctant to have their children go far away.
“Getting out of your room and doing things and meeting new people is how to cope with [homesickness],” says Flavia Cuervo, Class of 2014, who is currently attending Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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