Cohoes City School District


Seven CHS seniors accepted to Siena CollegeJakob Majkut, Treviny Cox, Dawson Bridger, Danielle Mero, Nia Hamlin

April 6, 2017—Madison Benedetti, Dawson Bridger, Kayleigh Coones, Treviny Cox, Nia Hamlin, Jakob Majkut and Danielle Mero all received acceptance letters from Siena earlier this year. While these graduating seniors finish up their remaining months of high school, big decisions lie ahead.

To help make those decisions easier, Siena College’s Associate Director of Admissions, Jim Eaton, met with five of the seven seniors on Tuesday, April 4. Eaton congratulated the students on their accomplishments and invited them to campus.

“Whether you’re interested in sitting in on a class, scheduling an overnight to get an idea of campus life, or hanging out at the radio station,” said Eaton.

The admissions director also delivered the students their first Siena College “swag”—the classic green and gold Siena College t-shirt.

“We’re incredibly proud of our students and the Class of 2017,” said Cohoes High School Principal Bryan Wood. “The fact that seven of our 112 graduating seniors were accepted into Siena says a lot about the hard work and determination of these kids. It’s a fantastic school with high academic standards and we couldn’t be more proud of these young adults and their achievements.”

According to the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, the average acceptance rate for all four-year colleges in the U.S. is 65.8 percent. Siena’s acceptance rate is 55 percent, indicating a more competitive admissions process.

Three of the seven students confirmed they plan to attend Siena in the fall.

A fourth has confirmed she will go to the College of St. Rose. The remaining three seniors are undecided on whether they will attend Siena or another institution in the fall.

Jakob Majkut, Treviny Cox, Dawson Bridger, Danielle Mero, Nia Hamlin pictured above.
Missing from photo: Kayleigh Coones and Madison Benedetti