Standout senior Jessica Esposito has been accepted to the State University of New York at Potsdam (known as SUNY Potsdam), where she plans to study environmental science and minor in vocal performance.
SUNY Potsdam, a public university in far northern New York State near the Canadian border, is renowned for its education, music and mathematics programs. Founded in 1816 as the St. Lawrence Academy, it is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the United States. After several changes, the school adopted its current name in 1964.
Esposito seems well on her way to a successful course of environmental study at Potsdam, something that her participation in East Islip High School’s Environmental Green Career Academy aptly prepared her for. She was one of 19 Career Academy students selected as finalists in this year’s Long Island Youth Summit Competition at Dowling College’s Fortunoff Hall & Kramer Science Center.
“I’m 100 percent positive that the only reason I love my senior year is because of the Environmental Green Career Academy,” Esposito said. “I’m very happy I joined, as it helped me gain confidence in everything I do. I’ve also gained some close friendships with people I never thought I would. It’s been a very exciting yet relaxing year.”