Pirates prepare for college
Riverside will be hosting a college application week on
November 14th-18th. Teachers hope students use this week to get help
with their applications and encourage them to apply for college.
Monday will kick off the week. Counselors will be in the cafeteria during all three lunches to give students the opportunity to answer college trivia questions to win prizes.
Tuesday, counselors will be in the media center during 3rd period to help seniors apply to college online. Students will be able to submit applications and transcripts online.
Wednesday, counselors and college admissions officers will be in the media center all four periods to assist seniors with applying to college online. Students will also be able to submit transcripts online. There will be an essay editing workshop where counselors,peer editors, and a representative from Duke University will provide writing tips to students.
Thursday, students can go to the media center during 3rd period and search for scholarship opportunities. A guest speaker and student panel from Salem college will speak to the Latinos about the challenges they might face while applying for college.
Friday, the week will conclude with a college tour field trip. Counselors and up to 40 students from grades 10-12 will tour NC A&T and Guilford College in Greensboro.
Counselors and Teachers are excited about college application week and hope it will be beneficial to both students and parents.
“College application week has always been helpful for the students,” counselor Jennifer Nauss said. “This year we want to reach out to the parents and make sure that they are informed about the process.”