Vermont Seniors, Counselors And Colleges Plan For An Uncertain Fall Term
The spring semester has been challenging for all students, and graduating high school seniors have dealt with canceled events and virtual graduation ceremonies. But for those who are — or were — planning on going to college in the fall, many questions remain: Can they afford school if family circumstances have changed? Will campuses be open? Will their school still be there? We talk with students, school counselors and colleges about their plans for the fall semester.
Our guests are:
- Isabella Falco, a senior at Otter Valley Union High School deciding to stay in-state for college
- Isabel Masi, a senior at Stowe High School planning to head out of state for college in the fall
- Corina Gormin, a Champlain Valley Union High School senior considering a gap year if her school switches to online-only courses for the fall term
- Meredith McCartney, a high school counselor at Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon
- Preston Randall, director of guidance at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans
- Scott Giles, president and CEO of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, a nonprofit helping students save and access higher education and training.
- James Lambert, associate dean of advancement at Castleton University and part of the team working on the school's Fall 2020 plans
Broadcast live on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.