Several alumni returned to Crestview High School last week to share their college experiences with the juniors and seniors. Students were able to ask questions and get some insight from the graduates on topics like financial aid, choosing a major, daily schedules and much more. (Photo submitted)
Several alumni returned to Crestview High School last week to share their college experiences with the juniors and seniors. Students were able to ask questions and get some insight from the graduates on topics like financial aid, choosing a major, daily schedules and much more. (Photo submitted)

CONVOY — Crestview juniors and seniors welcomed 17 recent alumni back to the halls of Crestview on Friday, Jan. 5, to help give them some insight into life after high school in regard to college and career choices.

The graduates shared their individual experiences at various colleges across the state and country with the students. They answered questions from students about dealing with roommates, choosing a major, study habits, meeting new people, class sizes, moving away from family, among others. The alumni gladly shared their insights and tried to help enlighten students and ease some of their concerns and fears related to college.

Principal Mike Biro said, “I believe this program is very valuable as it’s not teachers and counselors talking but students, whom they might know, and their personal experiences assisting fellow Knights with the future.”

Junior S. Chorvas said, “I thought it was nice to hear from different perspectives on college life, those involved socially and those not involved.”

“I’ll be commuting so it’s a bit different for me, but I thought they shared some good information,” said senior B. Engelman.

This is the second year in a row that Crestview has invited a group of graduates to talk with students.