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Monday Motivation: Louisiana High School Student & Family React To Cornell Acceptance (Video)

Talk about getting your week started off on the right foot check out this video that captured the moment when a Louisiana High School student Brendon Gauthier found out he was accepted to Cornell University.

Cornell University was his first choice. Before you watch make sure you have some tissue. #HappyTears #TearsOfJoy  Continue reading Monday Motivation: Louisiana High School Student & Family React To Cornell Acceptance (Video)

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT GETS ACCEPTED TO ALL IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS

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This is the 2nd time in Elmont Memorial High School recent history that an African-American student has been accepted to all 8 Ivy League Universities. Last year’s salutatorian, Harold Ekeh, was accepted to all Ivy leagues, and chose to attend Yale. This year, the prestigious Long Island high school is recognizing Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna as the 2nd student to accomplish a clean Ivy League sweep.

What make this even more news worthy is both students are of Nigerian descent. Ekeh was born in Nigeria, but moved to the U.S. when he 8 years old; Uwamanzu-Nna was born in the US, but her parents are Nigerian immigrants. Uwamanzu-Nna, who is also class valedictorian, has yet to make a decision on where she will pursue her interest in biochemistry and environmental studies, but she can’t go wrong either way.

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Study: Black Students at White Colleges Face Unique, Hidden Mental Health Challenges

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Black college students who attend predominantly White institutions harness a particular level of pluckiness and mental fortitude in order to achieve—usually having to prove their intellectual worth in the face of glaring or more covert bigotry. But that mental toughness and perseverance can take a toll on their psychological health, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Continue reading Study: Black Students at White Colleges Face Unique, Hidden Mental Health Challenges

College Fair Today!

*Open to 11th and 12th Grade Students & MCC Transfer Students

  • UNCF HBCU Reps on Hand
  • College Prep Workshops
  •  Inspirational Discussions
  • How to Pay for College

When: Monday, November 2, 2015

Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main Street Rochester, NY

Click Here to register today

EVERYTHING IS FREE – SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTER TODAY

PARENT TOWNHALL MEETING

Equipping parents to help their student attend college

Workshops: Parental Unit & paying for College

When: Monday, November 2. 2015

Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: East High School 1801 East Main Street Rochester NY 14609

Childcare provided for children ages 5-12

Click here to REGISTER TODAY

Parents can register at the Office of Parent Engagement: (585) 324-9999

Refreshments Giveaways* Inside activity area featuring fun and games for kids

**Must be registered to qualify for giveaways

Avoiding the Distasteful Weigh-in After College

Avoiding the Distasteful Weigh-in After College

College is a place to make friends, a place to find yourself and develop professional relationships while on the pursuit of a degree that will benefit your future. But can college be a place that can make you dislike the way you look physically and make you into a person that you wished not to see?

YES!

The “Freshmen 15” isn’t just for first year students anymore, it has continued throughout a student’s four to five year tenure at college.

The “Freshmen 15” is used to scare high school seniors into staying healthy while on their own in college but in some cases it has failed. According to studies, one out of four students gain around 10 pounds in the first semester.

Lack of exercise, time management, stress, and late nights are the cause of the extra pounds that college students put on.

“The pounds I put on during my first year really stressed me out and I vowed to make it my goal to lose it all,” said Tamila Garayo, a Sophomore Business student at Seton Hall University. “I saw pictures of some of my upperclassmen friends before they came to college and they were skinnier than they are today. I did not want to be like that. I did not want to be displeased with my body.”

According to many students, the number one reasoning at Seton Hall for unhealthy eating is the lack of a variety of nutritional items in the cafeteria.

Seton Hall University has tried to develop a healthy section in the cafeteria but college food is college food.

You just have to accept it sometimes.

Ways that a student can avoid the dreadful weigh-in after college is to:

  1. Go to the gym 3-4 times a week
    1. It is proven that working out relives stress
  2. Make a meal plan
    1. Create new entrees out of the food you have in the café
    2. Buy healthier snacks for your room
  3. DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST
  4. AVOID LATE NIGHT EATING
  5. MOST IMPORTANT: DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!

With some effort and good choices you will not regret stepping on that scale after college.

 

Written By Sedria Thomas

Calling All Highschool Students

*Open to 11th and 12th Grade Students & MCC Transfer Students

  • UNCF HBCU Reps on Hand
  • College Prep Workshops
  •  Inspirational Discussions
  • How to Pay for College

When: Monday, November 2, 2015

Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main Street Rochester, NY

Click Here to register today

EVERYTHING IS FREE – SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTER TODAY

PARENT TOWNHALL MEETING

Equipping parents to help their student attend college

Workshops: Parental Unit & paying for College

When: Monday, November 2. 2015

Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: East High School 1801 East Main Street Rochester NY 14609

Childcare provided for children ages 5-12

Click here to REGISTER TODAY

Parents can register at the Office of Parent Engagement: (585) 324-9999

Refreshments Giveaways* Inside activity area featuring fun and games for kids

**Must be registered to qualify for giveaways