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Southwestern’s talent search freshmen day

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:38 a.m.CST

CRESTON — Students who participate in the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program will get the opportunity to take part in an overnight campus visit on the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) campus.

On May 21, ETS high school freshmen are invited to spend the night in the new Spartan Suites dorms. Space is limited to the first 20 participants.

ETS student participants will get the chance to sit in on college classes at SWCC, experience dorm life, have a campus tour and sit in on a financial aid and admissions presentation.

The goal of this event is to acquaint our freshmen with college life. Statistics show that the earlier students are exposed to a college campus, the more likely they are to attend college. SWCC is using this activity as an opportunity to provide ETS students with this exposure.

The deadline for registration is Friday, May 16. Students can sign up through their local school’s ETS advisor or by calling 800-247-4023, ext. 392, or 641-782-1392.

High schools in Area 14 participating in the ETS program include Bedford, Clarke, Creston, East Union, Lenox, Murray, Orient-Macksburg and Southwest Valley. Dinner will be provided for all who attend.

TRiO Educational Talent Search is 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. More than 800 students are served by Area 14’s ETS program. The ETS office is located on SWCC’s Creston campus.

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