Putting your best credentials forward -- a guide to college admissions
When is a strong student (good GPA, high SAT scores and good extra-curricular activities) told that his/her longed-for college is a "distant reach"? When he/she has been complacent in grades 7-11. So while this IS meant to scare the people who've been complacent, its highest use is to give ALL students in 7th– 9th grade a start to putting their best credentials forward.
First, college admission has become even more competitive. This is due to the value of a college degree being even higher then ever before. Right or wrong, the college experience is perceived as the best training ground for almost any job requiring intellect. Top students know this. Thus, even though the population of American 17 year-olds peaked in 2008, and even with the worst economy since the 1930s, applications to U.S. 4-year colleges continued to rise in 2009 and again 2010.
Declan Byrne in Off-Broadway’s McGoldrick’s Thread
Huntington High School junior Declan Byrne is in the cast of the Off-Broadway production of McGoldrick’s Thread at Theatre 80 at 80 Saint Marks Place in Manhattan. The teenager was cast as an actor/dancer.
The show is a musical that features remarkable Irish step dancing. It earned a positive review from The New York Times. “If I had anything harsh to say about McGoldrick’s Thread, I probably wouldn’t say it,” wrote Ken Jaworowski in his theater review. “This charming musical, featuring a troupe of talented teenage and pre-teenage dancers, wants nothing more than to show you a nice time, and it does. Anyone criticizing it sharply should be branded a sourpuss.”I'm supporting the Democratic Ticket
It is my pleasure to show my support for Supervisor Frank Petrone, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, and Council Candidate Tracy Edwards. I’m supporting them because we need leaders with proven records and vision for the future.
Supervisor Petrone and Councilman Mark Cuthbertson have kept taxes in check, reduced the debt and maintained Huntington’s AAA bond rating, the highest of any municipality in New York. And now they need Tracy Edward in town hall to use her experience as a business executive to help continue their record of fiscal responsibility.Five Ideas for Fall Decorating
Fall has arrived, and with the changing of the season, why not bring some fall atmosphere into your own home? Here are five ideas for giving your home a fall feel.
Health Insurance Exchanges
Ready or not, the Health Insurance Exchange is set to open on Tuesday October 01, 2013. If you do not know what the exchange is, you are not alone. The health insurance exchange is a website that allows you to buy health insurance as an individual or as a business owner through the SHOP exhcange.
For Healthy Aging, Kick the Habit
September is Healthy Aging Month–the perfect opportunity to assess your health and make some positive lifestyle changes. One sure-fire way to improve life expectancy immediately: Quit smoking as soon as possible.
Engeman Theater’s ‘Twelve Angry Men’-- Riveting drama!
Although more than 50 years have passed since Reginald Rose’s ‘Twelve Angry Men’ first aired as a teleplay, the drama--which just opened at Northport’s John W. Engeman Theater--remains as evocative and hard-hitting as ever.
Rather than centering on the courtroom theatrics, Rose shifted his focus to the behind-the-scenes dynamics of a jury considering a homicide verdict. The choice to examine what takes place behind these closed doors made ‘Twelve Angry Men’ a classic. Engeman’s production, masterfully directed by Igor Goldin, is thought-provoking and takes the audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride.