Welcome to the ‘Real World’

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High school students receive tips for college

By Kate Darnell

High school juniors and seniors will soon be entering the “real world.”

In preparation for that sometimes scary journey, HCHS upperclassmen will receive college tips and information at the ‘Real World’ session this Tuesday evening.

Sponsored by Harrison County schools and coordinated by Alyssa Canupp (Gifted and Talented coordinator) and Jenny Lynn Varner Hatter (supervisor of Instruction), the session will include college representatives, FAFSA tips and financial and scholarship assistance for students and parents.

“Right now, many of our students are enrolled in multiple AP classes, so many of them are balancing school, after-school activities, work, submitting applications for scholarships, submitting applications for schools...” Canupp said. “Right now, I think the average junior/senior is overwhelmed! This night will hopefully help answer some of their questions.”

Canupp said the “Real World” session snowballed from several brainstorming  ideas about how to prepare HCHS students for the future.

“Last year, our original date was snowed out, so we had to do it much later in the year,” Canupp said. “Hopefully we will eliminate that problem this year and we can provide our seniors with one last round of information... This is organized to help students see and hear as much information as possible in one night and for their parents to see it as well.”

Canupp said students and parents do not have to register for the session.

“Just show up!” she said.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the HCHS auditorium.