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June 19, 2013

City teens uncowed by rural visit


Teams of College for Every Student scholars from around the city met at the Apollo Theater in Harlem for the CFES Student Leadership Summit, a scholar-directed event designed to build and strengthen leadership skills and emphasize the important role they play in college and career success. 

The Willsboro scholars and their New York City peers wrapped up their exchange with a visit to Columbia University.

Willsboro Central’s Austin Ferris traveled to the city as part of the program. 

“It’s a lot different there, especially the class sizes,” he said. 

“I had been to New York City before, so it was not that shocking. (But) the experience switched me to consider going to a college in the city, as I want to live somewhere else for a while.”

“Our students will come away from the exchange with new friends and new perspectives on being a young adult,” Willsboro Superintendent Steve Broadwell said via email before the trip. 

“They will have a better understanding of life in the city and the challenges of city life, as well as the benefits of living in (New York City).”

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