As the rest of the school tested themselves through the PSAT’S and learning CPR skills, the majority of Malden High School freshman piled into buses and headed off to various colleges for a glimpse of what is yet to come.
Such colleges included Framingham State University, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Fitchburg State University, Wheaton College, Anna Maria College, and Pine Manor College.
“It’s good for us to start looking at our options now,” Freshman Luana Machado remarks, “that way when it’s time to actually applying for colleges, we have some possible choices.”
As it is their first year in high school, not all freshmen have had the opportunity to get a look at what college will be like and be able to start considering ideas for their future. A group of about forty Holland house freshmen made their way to Pine Manor College, a former all women’s college in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. “I don’t think you should think about it too much,” Freshman Javier Regis states, regarding the small time gap between being a high school freshman and being a college freshman. “It should be somewhat of a thought.”
As they roamed the school and learned more about college, it was evident that the exciting yet bittersweet reality came falling on them.