SHS holds first Post-Secondary Success Night


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Details for those who plan to attend Post-Secondary Success Night

Lyndsay Valadez, News Editor

Wanting to expand his education and pursue his post-secondary plans at IUPUI, senior Albert Mang has decided talking to people of experience helps when choosing future plans.

This is why he thinks SHS’s first Post-Secondary Success Night is a great way for students to learn more about what they want to do and become. It will take place in the IMC on Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public, but recommended for grades nine through 12.

“You can get a lot of experience from (experienced people) to help,” Mang said.“… I would highly recommend (going).”

Agreeing with Mang is guidance counselor Erin Shimp, who described the night as “something for everyone.” Shimp says there will be a college panel filled with admissions counselors offering their advice as well as other organizations, such as NCAA, FAFSA, twenty first century scholars, apprenticeships, military speakers and more.

As there will be a variety of presentations and people there to help with whatever post-secondary education questions students may have, students and parents are welcomed to come for just a little while or stay for the full two hours. If students do have specific concerns, Shimp suggests taking a list of them.

On the other hand, if students don’t have a clear idea of what they want to see in their future, she says that success night is where they might find something they like.

“It’s not that the counselor can’t relay the information… but, the people at those colleges or doing those jobs, sometimes that information from them is so much more valuable,” Shimp said.