Thursday, November 21, 2013

College 101 and Kick Off Party!

We have had a busy but exciting month at the Elizabeth Edwards Fellows Program.  Three of our Fellows attended a career and college fair at the Garner Road Community Center.  A number of colleges from North Carolina were in attendance, and our students received some great information about their college prospects.  The Fellows also attended a College 101 workshop with Jenny Peacock, the Director of Admissions at Peace University.   During this interactive presentation, students were challenged to think about a successful “Action Plan" for college admissions.  The students also learned some great tips about applying for, paying for, and succeeding in college.  Finally, we are pleased to welcome six new sophomores and one new junior into the Elizabeth Edwards Fellows Program!  These students, who were nominated for the program by their teachers based on their academic potential, had to complete an application and interview in order to become accepted into the program.   We celebrated their acceptance, at our Kick-Off Party, at the Alley, a bowling alley in Raleigh.  Both new and previous Fellows as well as friends and family had a wonderful time bowling and learning more details about the program and all the exciting opportunities we have to offer.