Next week proclaimed College Go! Week in Charlestown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 00:00

Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall signed a proclamation on Friday, September 16 at Charlestown High School, proclaiming September 26-30 College Go! Week. The annual state-wide campaign offers practical tips and resources to help Hoosier students of all ages plan for college and career success.
“Proclaiming College Go! Week in Charlestown demonstrates that our city makes higher education a priority,” says CEEF Vice President Chris Grayson. “The Charlestown Excellence in Education Foundation (CEEF) is proud to partner with Charlestown High School and the City of Charlestown to promote this opportunity for our CHS seniors.”
During the week, each senior attending a state high school will complete at least one college application. Every junior will register for Indiana’s e-transcript. Every sophomore will complete PSAT and every freshman will complete a career and college survey.
“College Go! Week is an exciting time for us seniors. Our future paths begin here. So let’s Go!,” said Donnie Roark, who plans to attend USI next year.
Hall stated, “This is our third year of Go! Week for our seniors. We’re so excited to have gone from 28 percent of our seniors going to college in 2009 to 70 percent in 2011. We’re looking to our seniors to take us to a whole new level.”
Students can get more information by going to the College Go! Week website at www.collegegoweek.org where they can enter contests, find resources for college planning, and information on each of the state’s colleges. For more general college planning resources and virtual college tours, visit www.learnmoreindiana.org.
“Having Mayor Bob proclaim September 26- 30 College Go! Week in the city of Charlestown serves to showcase the emphasis on education here in our community,” said Charlestown High School Principal Keith Hedges. “Our guidance counselors here at CHS, Ms. Stinson and Ms. Harris, with full support from all of our staff make every effort to help our young people transition into higher education after high school.”

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