February 4, 2013
Story by Brandon Steinert
High school graduation can be a daunting event for seniors. They’ll be asking, “What next? Where will I go to college? What do I want to do with the rest of my life?”
Barton Community College will help with these big questions and offer a chance to win two $500 Barton Foundation scholarships at Senior Day starting at 2 p.m. February 23, with a sign-up deadline of February 17. Sign up at www.bartonccc.edu/prospective.
Director of Admissions Tana Cooper said participants are partnered with other students who have similar majors.
“It’s nice for students to have a head start on knowing some of the students that they will have classes with when they attend Barton,” she said.
Cooper encourages all seniors in the area to attend, even they plan to go straight to a four-year school.
“Barton offers the same classes as four-year schools, but at almost half the cost. If they fill out the form 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 nice to have this scholarship and Barton as a safety net.”
The annual senior day will feature campus tours, sessions with advisors and admissions representatives, housing and student life information and much more. Most importantly, students and parents can learn the countless benefits to attending Barton prior to attending a four-year college or, if they choose a career path, before entering the workforce.
Some of Barton’s career and technical programs take only a year to complete, and can lead to an entry level position and the beginning of a rewarding career.
Following the afternoon of events, participants will be given free admittance to the evening’s basketball games against Colby Community College on the brand new gymnasium floor, the funds for which were donated by Dr. L.T. Fleske of Great Bend. The games are also part of Sophomore Appreciation Night for Barton students.