This is a great way for local high school students and their parents who have questions about college to gain new knowledge from colleges that they would like to attend in the future. I know that when I was a junior in high school I was lost as to where I wanted to attend school for college. Going to an event such as this one really helped my mother and I make the right choice when it came to my future education. Not only will it give students a chance to meet with advisors from different colleges, but also those who are choosing to come to MTSU, can see just what all this campus has to offer them. I think that it’s pretty neat that MTSU is holding the event in the newly built student union ballroom. Education is a vital thing in everyone’s life; in my opinion it can make or break some when it comes to life after graduation. Parents should encourage their kids to at least try some classes and see if they can find a major that they like and could see them doing that for a career. It is my hope that the kids of Rutherford County kids will come to this event and figure out where they want to continue their education
This was an excellent choice by the Murfreesboro Post for putting this article in their paper. As we know, parents or adults are more likely to read the paper than your average high school student. This will help inform parents how to get their children on the right track to have a successful college career. Rutherford County is making a good choice by holding this event at MTSU since it is such a big college with an extremely large student body. This will give the future students a taste of what college is like and how overwhelming it can be at times because its size. My favorite part about the event is that there will be actual staff from MTSU present to help the students understand what they have to do to get started. Like myself, some students have parents who never attended college; therefore, many do not know the first step out of many on helping their child apply for college. One of the most complicated steps in applying for college is understanding how the FAFSA works, and what students are eligible for when receiving scholarships and grants. Having the Financial Aid staff there to talk with the parents and students is by far one of the smartest decisions on their behalf. I wish I could put enough emphasis on how important it is to have a college degree, hopefully many students attend. I could only hope this article somehow reaches out to students who don’t have parents as well. Those are the students who will probably need the most help and encouragement.