World of Inquiry Seniors Participate in College March

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December 11, 2014                                            Laurie Buckley, Rochester City School District
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WORLD OF INQUIRY SENIORS TO PARTICIPATE IN COLLEGE MARCH
Students to Mail Letters of Intent for College Applications

WHO
World of Inquiry School No. 58 students and staff
Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, Ed.D.
Board of Education President Van Henri White
Elaine Spaull, City Council East District Councilmember
Dr. Rick DeJesus-Rueff, VP Student Affairs and Diversity, St. John Fisher College
Kate Smith, Dean of Academic Foundations, Monroe Community College

WHAT:
College March Class of 2015

WHEN:
Friday, December 12, 2014 – 11:30 am
                                

WHERE:
World of Inquiry
200  University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14605

U.S. Post Office
216 Cumberland Street
Rochester, NY 14603                            

DETAILS:
World of Inquiry’s first graduating class of seniors will participate in a “College March” tomorrow as they mail letters declaring their intent to apply for college. The group will join other seniors in marches taking place across the country as they walk to the Cumberland Street Post Office while peers, teachers and community members cheer them on.

The “College March” was developed in 2011 at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School in New York City and has grown into a national phenomenon. The event provides a forum to celebrate seniors as well as encourage and inspire underclassmen to follow in their footsteps.

Because college applications are completed online, the seniors will mail letters stating their intentions to apply to the colleges of their choice. The letters will also include notes of gratitude for adults who have shown them support and guidance through the years.

 The Class of 2015 will gather in the new gym at 200 University Avenue where President White and Elaine Spaull will address the students. Students will then begin the march to the Post Office on Cumberland Street where Superintendent Vargas, Dr. Rick DeJesus-Rueff, and Kate Smith will address students before they board buses back to the Franklin Campus.