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College night aids juniors, seniors

By Staff | Oct 26, 2011

The annual Tyler Consolidated High School College Night will be held on Nov. 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Representatives from most West Virginia colleges will be in attendance, as well as some from Ohio and Pennsylvania schools. Four-year, two-year, and vocational schools will participate, as well as military branches.

This year, the new scanning system will be used for students to share demographic information with the college representatives. “I am excited for the students and parents at the college fair this year. Previously, students spent much of the time completing information cards, and now, they will be able to have more thorough conversations with college admissions representatives about majors, housing, and campus activities,” commented Pam Stollings, a counselor at Tyler Consolidated High School.

This is a new statewide initiative developed to aid college-bound students.

The high school counselors have registered students for a personal bar code which includes name, address, year of graduation, intended major and extracurricular activities. This new system will allow Junior and Senior students the opportunity to speak more with the representatives about their academic and extracurricular offerings, as opposed to completing paperwork at each station.

“I think the intial contact with college recruiters is so important, as it sets the tone for that specific school and how they manage their students,” Stollings concluded.

Call Terri McCoy or Pam Stollings at 304-758-9000 for additional information.