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College 101: Insight & Advice from the Class of 2022

College 101: Insight & Advice from the Class of 2022

On May 17, 2023, several members of the Class of 2022 returned to give members of the Class of 2023 some college advice as part of College 101, a Senior Counseling Seminar offered by the CCHS Office of School & College Counseling.

This program was designed to provide graduating seniors with insights, perspectives, and first-person advice to help them make a smooth transition to college.

Photo above, left to right: Sebastian Benedetto '22, Faith Omosefe '23, Kristin Gnabasik '23, Owen Cook '22, Arlenis Veloz '23

Thank you to our College 101 panelists!

  • Sebastian Benedetto '22, University of Notre Dame

  • Owen Cook '22, University of Vermont

  • Kristin Gnabasik '23, UMass Lowell,

  • Faith Omosefe '23, Amherst College

  • Arlenis Veloz '23, Suffolk University

These alumni participated in a forum to respond to questions submitted by our seniors in advance of the program.

Photo Album: College 101

The topics discussed were:

  • Transitioning from high school to college
  • How to find your stride in college
  • Biggest challenge & best advice for a smoother transition
  • Tips to prepare for academic success in college
  • Dorm Life - sharing space and how to effectively communicate with your roommate 
  • Getting Involved in the college community and exploring non-academic interests
  • Self Care at college - making healthy decisions in college for physical and mental health 
  • Budgeting for your freshman year - learning how to stretch your dollar

Following the program, seniors picked up their caps & gown for their Baccalaureate Mass & 85th Commencement Exercises.

More details on Commencement and upcoming events are available at Celebrating the Class of 2023.

The Class of 2023 Commencement Page

Thank you to our panelists and to the Office of School & College Counseling for a fantastic program that will help position our graduating seniors for success!

The School Counseling Team

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.