SHS METCO Students Visit HBCU College Fair

Morgan Seghezzi, Staff Writer

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You may have heard that METCO students had a chance to visit NYC as part of their college application process. Why did they go? Well, Boston might seem like a historic city, but when it comes to historically black colleges, students need to look elsewhere. In 2018, the city of New York hosted a Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) fair, giving Scituate’s METCO students a chance to explore their college options.

According to SHS senior Holly Savane, who attended the fair, “It was a trial, something we’ve never done before. We went to an HBCU fair, and basically, there’s not too many in New England, so we decided to go to the New York fair and just learn about the different options out there.”

Savane said she learned a lot of information to help her evaluate colleges. “My favorite was the alumni panel. In that hour I learned so much information. At first, I didn’t really wanna go because the fair itself was so crowded, but the alumni panel was less crowded and intimate.” Savane added, “I was even given an on-the-spot admission to an HBCU university in Maryland.”

“I would recommend this trip again to even more METCO students,” exclaimed Savane.

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