MCC students celebrate College Application Week

MANISTEE — Students at Manistee Catholic Central celebrated College Application Week over the past several days.

A moderator asks question to two members of different classes in the Jeopardy game that Manistee Catholic Central students participated in Friday as a part of College Application Week. The questions pertained to college related information.

A moderator asks question to two members of different classes in the Jeopardy game that Manistee Catholic Central students participated in Friday as a part of College Application Week. The questions pertained to college related information.

All week, students and staff participated in various college-related activities, both school-wide and in the classroom. The goal of College Application Week is to not only give seniors the opportunity to apply to colleges, but to raise awareness, knowledge, understanding and excitement about applying to college and the variety of post-secondary paths available to all students.

Throughout the week, seniors were given time during the school day to apply to colleges of their choice with help from staff. Many colleges waive the application fee during the month of October, so completing college applications this week has been more accessible for students.

Seniors who apply to schools during this week had their name entered into a drawing to win an iPad Mini provided by Launch Manistee, Exxon Mobile and Blarney Castle. This year’s winner was Austin VanAelst.

Juniors explored various college and career options through an online database that uses personalized assessment results based on their skills, interests and values to suggest possible careers and career fields. They have also begun to practice scholarship and application essay writing.

Throughout the week, staff shared their personal college and career journeys with students by decorating their doors with the college of their choice and spending time in class talking about their experiences. Through this conversation, students learned about the various options available and the variety of paths one might take.

Students were encouraged to listen and ask questions about staff members’ histories by completing a bingo card with clues related to staff stories. They also completed an internet scavenger hunt with a section of the questions based around notable MCC alumni and their post-secondary paths.

The week culminated on Friday with a college-themed “Jeopardy!” game. Clues were divided into categories such as “Doctors of MCC,” “Mighty Michiganders” and “College Conversations.” A pair of students from each high school class competed in the game while the student audience watched.

The junior class winners and other participants of the “Jeopardy!” game chose from an array of University of Michigan and Michigan State University prizes for their reward. Students who completed the bingo card and/or the internet scavenger hunt were in a raffle to choose from the prize table as well.

College Application Week is growing to become a tradition and a part of the academic culture of MCC. Staff and students believe the future is bright and full of possibility for all students, in whatever post-secondary path they choose because students are fully aware and knowledgeable in the various options and opportunities available to them.

College Application Week is a part of MCC’s Reach Higher program underwritten by the Manistee Catholic Central School Foundation. To learn more about MCC’s College Application Week and other events visit the school’s Facebook page.

 

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Posted by Ken Grabowski

Ken is News Advocate’s education reporter. He coordinates coverage for all Manistee County schools and West Shore Community College. He can be reached by phone at (231) 398-3125 or by email at kgrabowski@pioneergroup.com.

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