Eighth-graders get preview of high school with special event





Sixth-grade counselor Theresa Williams, right, helps eighth-graders Deja Lester, Devyn Johnson and Tihirah Ruffin sign in at the event.

Sixth-grade counselor Theresa Williams, right, helps eighth-graders Deja Lester, Devyn Johnson and Tihirah Ruffin sign in at the event.

FLINT TWP.
— The step between middle school and high school can be tough on some students. To help ease anxiety on the big move, Carman- Ainsworth Middle School held its “High School and Beyond” event Dec. 9 for its eighth graders.

The annual event is targeted solely for eighth graders to help prepare them for the transition to high school said Principal Kevin Summey.

“Wendy McCombs (counselor) put this together,” he said. “She’s worked extremely hard and has taken this to a whole new level.”

The event, which saw 143 students and parents in attendance, featured four speakers, along with a College Career Fair featuring Baker College, Mott Community College, Kettering University and the University of Michigan-Flint. The speakers were Debbie Davis, assistant high school principal, who spoke on the Michigan Merit Curriculum for Fall 2011; Karen Strong, GISD consultant, who spoke on Educational Development Plans (EDPs); Carlos Cisneros from Mott Community College spoke on Financing a College Education; and Summey spoke on ACT Explore Testing.

After the speakers, attendees were able to visit the participating colleges and enjoy refreshments.

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