College Application Week
The week of September 19-23 was College Application Week in Haywood County Schools. The Ayers Foundation at Haywood High School partnered with GEAR UP of Haywood County to encourage each senior to apply to at least one college. Many colleges and universities are waiving the application fee for the month of September in the state of Tennessee.
To encourage students to apply for college this week, activities were scheduled each day that allowed students to learn more about college and the process of applying to a post-secondary institution. Listed below are the days of the week and the events that occurred on those days:
Monday – Peer panel with Haywood High School alumni who are currently enrolled in colleges in Tennessee.
Tuesday – Students created pennants with the name of the college or university in which they plan to apply.
Wednesday – A Jackson State enrollment counselor came to the Student Options Academy to help students fill out applications.
Thursday – Students were given pieces of candy in exchange for filling out a college application.
Friday – Seniors who wore a college t-shirt were entered into a drawing to win a gift card.
The Ayers Foundation and GEAR UP want every senior at Haywood High School to apply to at least one college or university by the end of September.