College Week is coming to LT

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The LT Website's promotional image for the week.

Liz Gremer, Reporter

High school students, especially juniors and seniors, spend lots of their time thinking about college. In order to help raise awareness and celebrate senior’s admittance to college, LT’s College and Career Center is set to host its annual College Week April 8 to 12.

“We want to raise [awareness in] juniors regarding college,” College Coordinator Lianne Musser said. “In one week, we go over different aspects of the college process.”

Every day of the week features a new activity regarding the college process, Musser said. On Monday, seniors will be given stickers to wear to show off the school that they are either attending or were accepted to. This day will help juniors initiate conversations about college with seniors who have just gone through the application process, Musser said.

“Juniors can learn of the college application process and possibly start to look at the process coming up in the senior year,” junior counselor Christopher Grosrenaud said. “From the events going on at school to the College Fair, juniors will hopefully become more educated and familiar with colleges and connect with faculty and staff about schools they have attended as well.”

Following the state administered SAT on Tuesday, the College Fair will be hosted at the NC Fieldhouse from 6 to 8 p.m. The fair will host 240 colleges, including eight to 10 international schools, Musser said.

“It is a great opportunity for students who haven’t been able to get out of class [when college reps visit LT], to take advantage to talk to the schools while they are here,” Musser said.

Colleges at the fair will provide juniors and underclassmen with information about their schools. Students are given the opportunity to discover schools they might not have been aware of previously, Musser said.

“My favorite part of college week is the college fair as students and families get to talk first hand to admission reps and really gain insight into different colleges,” Grosrenaud said.

After the College Fair, an essay writing workshop will be given to students on Thursday. After signing up through Naviance, juniors attending the session will be given advice and tips to writing their college essays during their lunch-study hall, Musser said.

The week wraps up on Friday with College/Scholarship Pride Day. Seniors who go to College and Career Center with copies of their acceptance or scholarship offers will receive a treat, Musser said. Throughout the week, all students and staff are encouraged to wear college gear to show their support.

“The whole purpose is for students to see that there are not only 30 colleges to apply to and attend,” Musser said. “They really don’t know about many other schools all over the country [until this week].”