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Encouraging Taft students to apply for college

Encouraging Taft students to apply for college

We want to know when College Application Week hits the news! After last year's successful pilot at Taft 7-12 in Lincoln City, the local media outlet let the whole community know about it!

Taft's volunteers helped nearly 100 students apply to college during their pilot CAW event.
Here's a helpful hint: ask the mayor to come out! If (s)he is anything like Lincoln City's mayor Dick Anderson, your mayor might be so excited that (s)he comes back the next day to volunteer even more time!

College Application Week at Taft 7-12 High School has been officially declared a success, with close to 90 percent of the senior class completing college applications.

“Beginning in early December, seniors began filling the school library, with 96 of them completing applications,” said school counselor Vicky Roller. Throughout the week, more than 144 students of all grades came to the library to better familiarize themselves with colleges they were interested in attending and to review scholarship opportunities, including those offered through the Oregon Student Access Commission.

The goal of Oregon College Application Week is to provide an opportunity for all Oregon high school seniors to complete and file college applications. While the focus is on helping all students, an extra effort was given to first-generation, low-income, and other students who may face barriers in applying to college. Taft High School was selected by the Oregon University System and the Oregon College Application Week Steering Committee to be a pilot school for this activity.

Read the whole article at News Lincoln County.