Humboldt High School seniors attend college & career day

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — The Humboldt Boys & Girls Club teamed up with Humboldt City Schools to host a college day for local seniors.

Students listened to information about local colleges Monday, including extracurricular options, dorm life and campus life outside of the classroom.

Screen Shot 2016-09-12 at 4.14.53 PM“We have several college recruiters as well as we have the National Guard and the Army Reserve here speaking with our students about post-secondary options after high school,” guidance counselor Tamara Comer said.

Humboldt High School seniors were able to fill out informational cards and were given pamphlets about the local colleges.

“I learned that most of the schools out here that were presenting to us has free waivers for admission so you don’t have to pay the amount that’s on the website,” Senior Carlton Childs said.

The colleges answered questions about the application process and the requirements for admittance into each school.

“Bethel University, they have where you can manage you GPA and get your work done and have your ACTs in check,” said another senior, K.J. Champion.

Students participated in discussions about the difference between a big school or small school and how they would best fit their needs to succeed.Screen Shot 2016-09-12 at 4.14.33 PM

“Coming from a 1-A school to a big college like Knoxville, it’s going to be tempting to fall into the crowd. Just focus on your work,” Childs said.

Champion had some advice for fellow peers. “For the students that are out there that are afraid about going on and moving on in life, like starting a new life, it’s not going to be as hard as people say it is. It’ll be easy, just take the experience.”

The event runs until 7 p.m. Monday at the Boys & Girls Club. More information will be available about the Tennessee Promise Scholarship and the Tennessee Reconnect Program.

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