Centennial College and Career Week – Success!

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College and Career Week 2018 was a huge success! Thank you to all the parents, faculty, staff and community members who were a huge part of this. We had over 500 students participate in college week sessions, workshops, and activities. Students and teachers had the opportunity to win college week gear and CHS goodies for attending sessions, playing the college week BINGO, and participating in the door decorating contest. Here is a breakdown of the various sessions:

  • 84 students attended the Scholarship Essay Tips and Search Secrets, which covered how to write a winning essay for scholarships and how to find scholarships for college.  This session was led by one of our School Counseling interns, Brittany Johnson.
  • 58 students attended the Military Panel, which featured all 5 branches of the military: U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.  This session was led by Mr. Nepute, Mr. Daniels, and the Head Counselor, Zyer Beaty.
  • 42 students attended the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Panel, which featured 8 current students and recent graduates of various HBCUs.  This session was led by Zyer Beaty and our panelists included members of Centennial administration such as Dr. Newbold, Centennial’s principal, and Dr. Peeler, Centennial’s 9th grade Assistant Principal.
  • 38 students attended the Playing Sports in College: NCAA and NAIA Requirements and Eligibility session, which covered the necessary steps and requirements to play sports in college.  This session was led by Mr. Jeffrey Burch.
  • 100 students attended the In-Demand Careers Not Requiring a 4-Year College Degree session, which covered the various in-demand careers that students could pursue if they choose to opt out of college.  This session was led by Ms. Heidi Graver and featured representatives from Waffle House, Mary Kay, and even a local Atlanta DJ.
  • 57 students attended the Georgia State & Perimeter College Informational Session, which featured representatives from Georgia State and the Perimeter College campus.  This session served as an exposure and informational session for students interested in attending GSU.
  • 90 students attended the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Opportunities for Latinx Students, which featured scholarship and funding opportunities for students at Centennial who identify as being of Hispanic or Latin American descent.  This session was led by our very own parent liaison, Mrs. Norma Escalera-Smith.
  • All of our senior students attended the Class of 2019 Apply to College Day, which was a time during our seniors’ English classes to apply for college.  Representatives from Kennesaw State University, Gwinnett Tech and Georgia Gwinnett College were present.  This session was led by Centennial’s Counseling Department.
  • 41 students attended the 2 Year College & Technical School Panel, which featured local 2-year and technical schools.  This session was led by Centennials’ Counseling Department.
  • 69 students attended the CHS Alumni 411 on the College Experience, which covered the college experience from the perspectives of current students.  This session featured 10 of Centennial’s very own alumni and was led by Ms. Heidi Graver and our School Counseling interns, Brittany Johnson and Chelsea Falcone.
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