Thursday, April 25, 2013


Forty-four Greenville High School juniors visited
Miami University recently as part of College Club.
Nearly 100 Greenville High School students visited college campuses recently as part of College Club.

About 50 GHS sophomores toured Wright State University during their first College Club visit on April 10. A week later, 44 GHS juniors visited Miami University.

The Greenville High School College Club, a joint effort between the GHS Guidance Office and Bridges to College, started last spring as a way to educate high school students about college.

The College Club includes educational lunch seminars as well as visits to area college campuses. The juniors have now had the opportunity to visit Wright State, Ball State, Miami and Sinclair Community College. In the fall, they will visit University of Cincinnati.

“We’ve had so many positive comments about College Club, both from the community and the students,” said Becky Curtis, GHS counselor. “Hopefully the students will be better prepared when they fill out college applications in the fall.”

“The students seem to have a better understanding of the different types of colleges, the admissions process, and deadlines,” added Krista Subler, GHS counselor.

By beginning the college visit process during the sophomore year, the students are encouraged to begin making decisions about careers and majors as well as post-secondary education.

The College Club addresses different aspects of the college process – from taking the ACT to college visits to types of colleges – over a period of several months, so the students aren’t as overwhelmed by the process,” said Beth Sears, executive director of Bridges to College. “It’s great to see the students become more comfortable with the college visits and seeking answers about college.”

Sears added that the College Club appreciates the support from the local community.

The Wright State University was funded through a grant from the Greenville Schools Foundation. The Miami University trip was funded through grants from the Greenville Kiwanis and the Greenville School Foundation.

If a community member or business would like to sponsor a future trip, please contact the GHS Guidance office or Bridges to College.

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