Tenth Annual College Quest to be Held at Redding Convention Center

For Immediate Release

09.23.2009

REDDING, Calif. – The tenth annual College Quest, a college information night geared toward high school students and their families will take place on Wednesday, September 30, at the Redding Convention Center from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The community event is open to all but specifically designed for high school students and their families to explore higher education opportunities.

The free community event will feature over 50 colleges and universities. Recruiters will be on hand to showcase their academic programs and provide students with admission information. Attendants can learn about degree options, costs of attending, financial aid, and accreditation.

Liz Kohn, Committee Chair of Shasta Union High School District said, “The overall goal of College Quest is to bring a wealth of college resources and representatives to our community. We hope that students and parents will take advantage of this free event in order to get their questions answered and gain knowledge about different career pathways, college entrance requirements, financial aid, etc.”

Campaign for College Opportunity, an organization dedicated to seeing that students have the opportunity to attend college, will offer a $500 scholarship to one high school student.

College Quest is part of a tour network, coordinated by statewide organizations. It is planned and sponsored by Shasta Union High School District and other College OPTIONS partners.

Also taking place on Sep. 30 is Wear Your College Logo Day. This special day will coincide with College Quest and encourages Shasta County business professional and residents to wear clothing with a college logo on it to raise awareness of college opportunities and show the value of a college education in the workplace.

For more information on Wear Your College Logo Day, College Quest, and a list of colleges and universities represented, visit www.mycollegequest.org or contact Liz at (530) 245-2667 or lkohn@suhsd.net.

College OPTIONS is funded in part by the McConnell Foundation, a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to help build better communities through philanthropy. College OPTIONS partners include the California State University Office of the Chancellor, CSU Chico, College of the Siskiyous, the Intersegmental Coordinating Committee of the California Education Roundtable, the McConnell Foundation, National University, Shasta County Office of Education, Shasta College, The Shasta Partnership, Simpson University, Siskiyou County Office of Education, UC Davis, and the University of California Office of the President.

 

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