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Spring Parents' Weekend Showcases College Process

Meredith Berry-Toon

As V Formers excitedly begin their transition into the VI Form year—full of the trials, tribulations, and privileges that accompany the last year of high school—the College Office at Canterbury is already at work helping these students prepare for their fall application season. The College Office kicked off the process in tandem with Parents' Weekend with the Spring College Fair.

All V Form students began the day by breaking out into small group conferences with college admission counselors who led the teams through the application process. Students were given three example applications and asked to highlight differences between each. Parents also migrated into break out groups for Q&A surrounding the many facets of applying to school.

Following the morning session, each V Form student was assigned a college to guide through campus. Students also participated in mock interviews with their representative before the full College Fair with parents.

"The mock interview was a great learning experience," noted Spencer McLean '19. "The representative from Lafayette College asked me a few questions I didn't expect, so I was able to practice my responses with her."

Not just for V Form parents, on Saturday morning III and IV Form parents were invited to meet with the College Office to discuss the next two years for their students and the beginning pieces of the college process. As well, in lieu of Saturday classes, all parents were given the opportunity to meet with their students' teachers for one-on-one conferences.

In addition to bringing parents together to outline college process, Parents' Weekend showcased the Songs of Spring concert directed by Choral Director Sarah Armstrong and a student-organized art show in the Edward J. Duffy Family Art Gallery.

Parents' Weekend Photo Gallery

Songs of Spring Photo Gallery