Barton Community College will help area high school seniors figure out what they want to do with their futures at Senior Day, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, with a sign-up deadline of Jan. 18. Sign up at seniorday.bartonccc.edu.
The annual senior day will feature campus tours and sessions with advisers, admission representatives and information on housing and student life. 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, said Tana Cooper, director of admissions. They will also get to meet current Barton students in their prospective fields of study.
All participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of 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 advisers 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.”
Cooper said there are a lot of things students may not know about Barton and it’s definitely worth their time to see what Barton has to offer.
“If a student fills out the admissions application before the May 1 Academic Scholarship Deadline, we will set aside scholarship money for those students until the fall semester begins,” she said. “Barton offers many of the same classes as four-year schools, but at about 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. Some students may already think they are going elsewhere, but it never hurts to come and visit and have a backup plan. It’s a fun and free day.”
Following the afternoon of events, participants will be given free admittance to the evening’s basketball games against Pratt Community College, which will include a free T-shirt and concession stand voucher.