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SHS Principal Giovanni Durante Starts Podcast to Shed Light on the College Admission Process

Syosset High School Principal, Dr. John Durante, recently launched a podcast with the goal of providing insights straight from college admission professionals of top national universities and colleges. Through the podcast, named The College Admissions Process Podcast (The CAPP), students and parents can hear straight from the people who ultimately make the decisions, with insight and advice on every aspect of the college admissions process.   

Schools represented on the podcasts recorded to date include Adelphi University, High Point University, Ohio State University, and Syracuse University.  Future episodes will feature some of the top universities and colleges nationwide.  New episodes are available every week, and students and parents can send questions for future episodes to  

The College Admissions Process Podcast is available anywhere you subscribe to podcasts and the website is

Dr. John Durante, a Stony Brook alum, has been the principal of Syosset High School for 12 years. He is also a member of the Stony Brook University Distributed Teacher and Leader program Advisory Board. In 2016 he was named Best Principal on Long Island from the Bethpage Federal Credit Union and is also a recipient of the PTA Founder’s Day Award and Jenkins Award. Dr. Durante started his career at Syosset High School in 1994 as a teacher of world languages and he prides himself on helping others.