Girls State preps for college

By Jillian Wiseman, Monongalia

Citizens of Girls State 2014 had the opportunity to learn about the college admissions process and Wheeling Jesuit University. Vince Sirianni, a 2001 graduate from Wheeling Jesuit and now admissions counselor, began by teaching about the importance of letters of recommendations, ACT scores, campus visits, personal essays, and interview etiquette. Above all else, he stressed the point of making friends not only with your high school guidance counselor, but with your college admissions officer as well. After learning about the admissions process, he taught about life at Wheeling-Jesuit University. With a little over 1,000 students enrolled, Wheeling-Jesuit is a small school which can focus on the individual development of a person. Roughly 50 percent of the student population participates in sports, and all teams are very competitive. Mr. Sirianni helped make the application process for all Girls State citizens easier, by helping to inform us.