Addabbo marches with Rockaway high school seniors during 2018 College March

Each year State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. participates in NYC Outward Bound’s College March where students march from their high school classrooms to mail their college applications, and this year he marched with the seniors from Channel View School for Research in the Rockaways.

On Friday, December 14, Addabbo took the march with the Channel View seniors as they met with a representative from the United States Postal Service who stamped their letters, preparing them to be sent to their colleges of choice.

“I love attending these College Marches every year,” Addabbo said. “It is really a great experience, especially for the seniors because it is a time of such hope and aspiration for them as they anticipate their future prospects. One of my favorite parts of the entire march is that the younger students are involved and they cheer the seniors on with signs and fanfare, which encourages the other students to apply for college when they become seniors.”

After the march, the students, faculty, and invited guests were treated to performances by Channel View’s dance team, step team, and choir.

“I would like to thank NYC Outward Bound Schools and the event’s sponsor Capital One for making this march possible for thousands of seniors across the city,” Addabbo said. “I look forward to keeping this great tradition alive for many more classes of seniors. All the best to the Class of 2019 as they move toward their dream of going to college.”