Apollo High School students prepare for success during special event

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Apollo High School juniors take a significant step toward fulfilling their commitments in preparing for success in life after high school through their participation in a special ‘Close the Deal’ event, scheduled at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

The event is being held at the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club at 3415 Buckland Square.

The keynote speaker is Bart Darrell, president of Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Other speakers include Apollo high School Principal, Rick Lasley, and DCPS Superintendent Matt Robbins.

Students will engage in a series of ‘Table Talk’ conversations on topics in four categories: college admissions, financial aid, careers and life readiness, relating to transitioning from high school to college and careers.

Post-secondary, business and community leaders will share information about employability skills, interviewing tips, communication skills, choosing the right college or university, applying for financial aid and topics about adult life in general, such as setting up checking and savings accounts, managing a budget, and the importance of learning to cook, wash clothes and other domestic responsibilities.

Students will also visit booths providing information about college and career opportunities, such as the Boys & Girls Club’s ‘Earn to Learn’ program, which offers high school students the opportunity to earn scholarship dollars for volunteering at either campus of the Boys & Girls Club.

Admissions and financial aid counselors from Brescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro Community and Technical College, Western Kentucky University, USI, and UK will be in attendance, as well as members of the regional business community and local and state-elected officials.

Apollo High School students will ‘dress for success’ on this day as they look ahead at the next steps in their lives beyond high school graduation.

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(This story was originally published on March 6, 2018)

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