Alumni/ae Provide Valuable Perspective during Panel for Students
On Saturday, March 27th, over 50 Eagle Hill students gathered to listen and learn from five accomplished EHS alumni/ae as they shared their insights on the transition from high school to college and beyond. Organized by EHS senior Alex G. ’21 as part of her prefect project and her prefect project advisor Mr. Matt LaCoille (EHS associate director of development), the hour-long event fielded questions on a variety of topics such as adjustment to different academic workloads, social life balance, and much more.
To watch the event in its entirety, please visit the link below.
This impressive panel consisted of five EHS alums who either attended or are currently attending colleges and programs all across the United States.
Danielle Leppert-Simenauer '15 – DePaul University
Andrew Zimmel '15 – McDaniel College
Deirdre Meagher '19 – Quinsigamond Community College – Nichols College
Jackson Morris '18 – San Jose State University
Danielle Merriam '15 – Sacred Heart University
For EHS senior Alex G. ’21, she found the panel to be beneficial for both her and her classmates and she was happy to have made alumni/ae connections a key part of her project.
“The panelists did an amazing job answering questions from my classmates and me, and it was really great to hear about all of their personal experiences since their time at Eagle Hill," said Alex. “I know my classmates will take a lot of their tips and advice and apply it to their journey once they graduate. The transition from high school to college is intimidating for many of us, so hearing from these individuals makes us much more confident moving forward. I loved the way my honors project turned out for the school!”
Project advisor Matt LaCoille was very pleased with the event in its entirety.
Mr. LaCoille shared, “This event was spectacular on a few levels. Not only did Alex do an amazing job organizing it, but I was so impressed both with the level of interest our current students showed and the effort our remarkable alums put into connecting with those in attendance. It truly shows the power of our Pioneer Network to not only have students want to take time out of their Saturday to join and listen but also to have our busy young alums willing to help out fellow Pioneers who they likely have never met before.”