While much of the focus of College Application Month is geared toward first-generation college students and students who may not otherwise apply to college, Pine Bluff High School will also offer college- focused activities for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have already applied to college. Not only will students have the op- portunity to visit with potential colleges and universities, they will also have a chance to visit with community profes- sionals who represent ca- reer paths of interest. Ad- ditionally, parents were able to visit the media center with their students anytime between 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm to receive one-on-one assistance from Career Coaches, Mrs. Michelle Heard and Mrs. Denesha Evans, with completing the Free Ap- plication for Federal Stu- dent Aid (FAFSA®).
Denesha Evans, career coach at Pine Bluff High School says, “It is imper- ative that we as a school community expose our scholars to as many post-secondary options as possible; however, we must also help to guide them through the process so that they are equipped to make informed decisions that will lead to a successful career path.” Junior class presi- dent, Jada Barron agrees saying, “ The t -shirts are nice, but for me, col- lege fairs are more than collecting stickers and mugs. I look forward to meeting with college recruiters and learning more about the programs they offer. I also like meeting with different professionals to learn more about the career field that I plan to enter, as well as other careers that I may possibly be interested in. This was the 5th annual College Applica- tion Month in Arkansas and the 12 th year that Pine Bluff High School has hosted a college initiative such as the Arkansas College Application Campaign.
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