Last updated: January 04. 2014 11:22PM - 1394 Views
Martha Sparks msparks@civitasmedia.com

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MAN — Man Middle School (Logan County) participated in College Foundation West Virginia (CFWV) College Week October 16th and 17th. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin designated this week as “College Application and Exploration Week” in effort to help students prepare for college.

Students learned about the importance of pursuing higher education and the different types of college options available including certificate programs, two-year degree programs, and four-year degree programs.

“College Application and Exploration Week wan an innovative approach to engage students in preparing for education and training beyond high School”, Governor Tomblin said. “Choosing a college is a monumental decision in an individual’s life, and it is important that we help our students make informed choices that are aligned with their goals, interests, and needs. Many of our students will be the first in their family to go to college. College Application and Exploration Week is a chance for us to create a fun and welcoming environment to allow those students - and their parents – to seek help in navigating the admissions and enrollment process.”

“One of the most exciting things about this year’s effort is that we’ve expanded our work into elementary and middle schools across the state,” Dr. Paul Hill, Chancellor of the Commission, said. “Research and experience show that we must take a “cradle to career” approach to supporting the educational development of our students. Promoting lifelong learning and building a college-going culture are critical components to ensuring West Virginia’s future success. Individuals who learn more — earn more — and they give back to our communities and fuel our economy.”

The Student Leadership Team researched colleges, called colleges and universities for information about their college and application requirements. These students made posters, handed out college literature and portrayed themselves to represent colleges in our student lead College Day. All students at Man Middle School attended the College Day in the Gymnasium during their Advisor Advisee Class. Students and Staff dressed in their favorite college’s school colors or college shirts. Other Advisor Advisee activities included drawing what their college would look like when they attend and matching the College with their mascot.

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