Nearly 200 area high school juniors were welcomed to Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual Juniors Symposium this week to gain insight into applying to colleges and universities, seeking financial aid and scholarships, and related topics to help them succeed.
Over 90 juniors from Fitchburg, Athol, Murdock and Gardner high schools attended the half-day symposium on March 15, while another 90 students from Fitchburg, Leominster and Sizer high schools participated on March 17.
Pep rallies, led by MWCC Dean of Students Jason Zelesky and Stephanie Marchetti, student support specialist/academic counselor, served to inspire students with positive, relevant messages about the importance of education and pursuing one’s dreams. The students also attended a series of workshops.
The annual event is offered through MWCC’s Division of Access & Transition, which serves approximately 4,000 middle and high school students in the region.
“This was the most useful seminar I’ve ever been too,” said Leominster High School student Yasmin Yusif.