Seniors to College


Val Lubetsky

We’re in the last several weeks of the semester, so it’s almost graduation time for our seniors. While most people think of college as the next step, other options like gap years, apprenticeships, and internships are also viable. Our seniors have many exciting things coming their way in the next year, and some chose to share those with us!


Mason Adler: Mason plans to work in the music industry in the future, preferably something similar to working in a studio. He is looking to attend Five Towns College. He’s excited about graduation, and his advice to the next group of seniors is, “No matter what you’re doing, never give up, just because something is hard at that moment doesn’t mean it won’t ever get better.”

Jack McCarthy: Jack doesn’t have a plan for after college but is looking forward to attending Nassau Community College. He’s excited yet nervous about college and graduating. To the following seniors, he says, “Don’t be afraid. Be open to whatever comes your way. Do the right thing.”

Ethan Han: Ethan is going into the premed track to med school in the future. He hasn’t decided on a college yet but has been accepted into many. He’s narrowed his choices down to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Loyola University Chicago, Penn State, or the University of Connecticut. Still, he is leaning toward the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He’s excited to move out of New York and live independently. His advice to students is to complete all assignments and keep up with their work.

Jonah Freedberg: Jonah’s future plans include something in the film industry. He’s chosen Hofstra for its film program and the fact he can stay close to home. He’s a little nervous but sadder to be leaving Village. He advises getting through college applications and making the most of the years you have left in High School.

Charles Rabus: Charles plans to attend Ohio State University for Sports Industry, as he really enjoyed touring it, and it is a top 10 college for his major, before pressuring grad. Charles is excited for the next chapter of his life but is also sad to leave everything behind. His advice to seniors next year is to “Constantly check your application portals, don’t wait till the last minute to submit info. But also don’t stress too much. If you don’t get into your first, second, or even third choice, it’s not the end of the world.”