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Barton Community College invites high school seniors to Senior Day
$1,000 in scholarships up for grabs
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BCC sophomore, athlete and student ambassador Paulina Montoya poses with the Barton Mascots at last years Senior Day. Director of Admissions Tana Cooper said students will get to meet current Barton students in their prospective fields of study. Even if a student ends up not coming to Barton, Senior Day is a great opportunity to meet new people and have a great time, she said. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors figure out what they want to do with their futures at the annual “Senior Day,” starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 8, with a sign-up deadline of Feb. 1.
Students may sign up online at
The annual senior day will feature campus tours, sessions with advisors and admissions representatives, and housing and student life information. Director of Admissions Tana Cooper  said students and parents can learn the benefits to attending Barton prior to attending a four-year college or, if they choose a career path, before entering the workforce. All participants will be entered in a drawing for two $500 scholarships from the Barton Foundation.
Cooper encourages all seniors in the area to attend, even if they intend to go straight to a four-year school.
“Regardless of your plans, our advisors can help you take a detailed look at your future plans, and what courses and career paths you might want to pursue,” she said. “It is a great idea to at least come and visit and fill out the admissions application.”
There are a lot of things that students may not know about Barton and that it’s definitely worth their time to see what Barton has to offer, Cooper added.
“If a student fills out the Admissions application before the March 15 Academic Scholarship Deadline, we will set aside scholarship money for those students until the fall semester begins,” she said. “We know that ‘life happens’ so it’s not a bad idea to have a back-up plan, or a student may just realize that Barton is a better option in the long run. Barton offers many of the same classes as four-year schools, but at almost half the cost, and some of Barton’s career and technical programs take only a year to complete and can lead to a rewarding career.”
Following the afternoon of events, participants will be given free admittance to the evening’s basketball games against Cloud County Community College, which will include a free T-shirt and concession stand voucher. The games will also feature the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.