November 11th-18th is Georgia Apply to College Week. More than 100 schools across the state of Georgia participate in this event. The campaign, which began in 2008, aims to help high school seniors apply to Georgia colleges. Volunteers from state agencies, colleges and the community assist students with college applications and answer questions. Although the campaign’s focus is seniors, everyone at Valdosta Early College Academy participated in activities. Students decorated classroom doors with schools they plan to attend and wore college t-shirts.
In addition, this year Valdosta Early College Academy hosted a college fair for students in grades 6-12. Admission counselors and alumni from local colleges and universities came out and shared information to students about their respective school. The college fair ended with a step presentation. Mr. Percy Chastang, Adolescent Health Coordinator, shared the history of Greek organizations and their role in our communities. VECA students were fortunate to have VSU’s chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Valdosta State’s chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Albany State’s chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Each Greek organization shared information and performed a step and stroll for VECA students.
Thanks to all the college representatives and Greek members for making the event a great success! A special thank you to Mrs. Jamie Christopher, AVID teacher and coordinator, for orchestrating the college fair and step presentation.
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