Students all over the Mountain State will have a great opportunity to see what college life has to offer over the coming week.
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared this week “College Application and Exploration Week.” John Marshall High School is one of hundreds of schools that will take part in the program.
There is a full slate of activities planned for students throughout the week. Several local universities will visit and give students the chance to actually apply and be accepted into various programs.
The school also has a student group dedicated to helping other students prepare for college. They are called Higher Education Readiness Officers or “HEROs”.
According to Assistant Principal, Jason Marling, the HEROs try to get to know kids who might not be thinking about going to college.
Tyler Keller is one of the HEROs, he said they want to reach the kids who are on the fence about attending college after graduation.
Representatives from several different schools will visit throughout the week to answer any questions students might have.