•  College Awareness at NMS

    May 2023 

    We are excited to let you know about our fourth College Awareness scavenger hunt which is taking place during an extended homeroom on Monday, May 1, 2023, coinciding with the unofficial College Decision Day.  

    Since the beginning of April, Blazers Live students have been introducing collegiate vocabulary terms such as tuition, room and board, scholarship, GPA, public school, private school, in state, out of state etc.  Using the vocabulary learned, students will be engaging in a school-wide scavenger hunt.  During the scavenger hunt, teachers and staff will be present in hallways wearing spirit wear from the college or university they attended.  Students will approach teachers and staff asking questions regarding their college experience(s). 

    The goal is for our students to use language relating to college while gaining collegiate awareness. 

    When colleges found out what we had planned, they were incredibly supportive.  In fact, we received over 1,000 giveaways from colleges including:  


    Alabama A&M University
    Alfred University
    Bard College
    Brigham Young University
    California State University, Channel Islands
    California State University,  East Bay
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Central CT State Univ
    Claremont McKenna
    Colgate University
    College of William and Mary
    Colorado School of Mines
    Davidson College
    Elizabethtown College
    Five Towns College
    Gonzaga University
    Hamilton College
    Hollins University
    Ithaca College
    James Madison University
    Kansas State University
    Kingsborough Community College
    LeMoyne College
    Lenoir-Rhyne University
    Los Angeles City College
    Loyola College of Maryland
    Loyola Marymount University
    Monroe College
    Montclair State University
    Nassau Community College
    New York University
    Norfolk State University
    Prairie View A&M University
    Quinnipiac University
    Randolph College
    Randolph-Macon College
    Rivier University
    Roger Williams University
    Santa Monica College
    Seton Hall University
    Siena College
    Springfield College
    St. John's University - Queens Campus
    St. Joseph's University
    St. Louis University
    St. Thomas Aquinas College
    State University of New York at New Paltz
    Suffolk County Community College
    SUNY Buffalo State College
    SUNY College at Geneseo
    SUNY Fredonia
    Temple University
    The College of New Jersey
    The University of Akron
    The University of Scranton
    The University of Tampa
    Towson University
    Tufts University
    University of Central Florida
    University of MA Amherst
    University of New Hampshire at Durham
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    University of Illinois
    University of Kentucky
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Michigan
    University of Oregon
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Scranton
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    University of Virginia
    Utica College
    Vanderbilt University
    Virginia State University
    Virginia Tech
    Virginia Tech
    Warner University
    West Virginia University
    Western New England University
    Williams College

    Each student will receive one of these generously donated prizes upon completion of the scavenger hunt. 

    We hope you are as excited as we are about this event!

    Dr. Tracey Segal, School Counseling Department Chairperson
    Mrs. Michele Israel, School Counselor

    Mrs. Heather Blasi, School Counselor

    Mr. Jon Woods, School Counselor

    Mrs. Tracy Murtagh, Counseling Center Secretary