AHS hosts college night

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Lizzy Botkin

Junior Shelby Smith reads a college guide

Lizzy Botkin, Staff Writer

With the last few years of high school looming,  junior and senior classes can rest easy in the fall months knowing that they don’t have to travel to colleges for extra information – the schools are coming to Adams.

This year, on October 13, College Night will be held at Adams from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. and is open to all RCS students, College representatives will be situated in classrooms, the cafeteria and the auditorium.  Representatives from 86 different colleges including  Albion, Ball State, the College for Creative Studies, Grand Valley, Hope, and Kalamazoo will be present.  Popular colleges like the University of Michigan, Michigan State, and Oakland University will continuously run talks about their individual schools and their programs.   

        “I think some kids probably hadn’t considered some schools in the past and have become interested. When they hear what a college has to offer, it can become a school they consider,” said counselor Christy Clement.

Throughout October and November, over 30 college representatives from both Michigan and Ohio will be visiting Adams, each giving  individual presentations. Information about academic and campus life will be detailed in these presentations. These visits have been taking place at Adams for countless years, helping students reach the hardest decision of their young lives.

With a limit on how many college visits students are allowed to sign up for, students have to choose carefully. Juniors are allowed three visits and seniors are allowed two.

        “It [college rep. visit] really is more geared toward the juniors than the seniors. Seniors hopefully have already narrowed down their college choices, and with the seniors-it’s more they’re trying to filter something out or figure out a little more,” said Clement.

To sign up for a future visit, students must sign up at least a day in advance in the counseling office. They then pick up their passes before school on the day of the visit.