College Day, Night inspire future

Students and staff across the district showed their school spirit during College Day Sept. 19. Sporting T-shirts from universities near and far, students of all ages were looking toward the future.

“Happy College Day,” tweeted Watson Technology Center for Math & Science teacher Jennifer Hensley. “We are learning what college will be like starting in kinder!”

Families continued the higher learning-driven celebration during College Night at the Curtis Culwell Center. Nearly 2,200 met with representatives from more than 120 post-high school institutions.

“College Night was very successful,” said Director of Guidance & Counseling Ruby Armstrong. “It provides juniors and seniors an opportunity to explore the many college and career opportunities available to them.”

Attendees visited with a variety of entities, from Princeton University to Richland Community College to the Ogle School to the U.S. Coast Guard.

“During the event, it is amazing to see parents and students collaborate about all of the possibilities for the future,” Armstrong expressed. “Parents are excited about this moment in their children’s lives.”

In addition to interacting with reps, College Night participants also received valuable information regarding scholarships, the college application process, career paths and the PSAT.