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18th annual Kern County College Night slated for Sept. 11

Photo credit: Kern County Superintendent of Schools

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office and the Kern High School District will host the 18th annual Kern County College Night on Monday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rabobank Convention Center.

The annual event attracts thousands of students and parents to explore higher education options. The event is free and will be sponsored by PG&E.

Reservations and tickets are not required.

Representatives from public and private colleges and universities will be on hand to speak with attendees.

Breakout sessions will be available on a variety of topics, such as how to obtain financial aid, how to prepare if you want to be a college student athlete, how to write a personal statement and how to decide which college is right for you.

Students will also hear about why it’s important to take rigorous courses in high school and how to prepare for tests such as the SAT and ACT.

Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities are expected to be in attendance to answer questions. Along with Kern County colleges, dozens of other public and private institutions from around the country will be represented.

A long list of out-of-state schools will also be on hand, including University of Oregon, Arizona State University, Boise State University, and Missouri University of Science & Technology, among others.

The first breakout sessions for parents and students begin promptly at 5:15 p.m., with the second session starting at 6 p.m.

A third session will start at 7 p.m. Sessions will be presented in both English and Spanish.

Counselors from throughout the Kern High School District will also be on hand to answer questions and help students and parents decide which workshops fit their needs.

For more information about Kern County College Night, contact Christine Goedhart-Humphrey at (661) 636-4330 at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office.

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