Come to College Night

Jasmyne Singleton, Editor-In-Chief

On March 8, Falls Church High School is hosting its annual College Night for our rising seniors of the 2018 school year. College Night is one of the more important events in the school year, because it helps raise awareness to one’s future. College night is the night where FCHS invites a representative from the United States Department of Education so they can talk to students, parents, and guardians about how the federal government uses your financial information to see if you’re eligible to benefit from tuition aid.
During College Night, you will be able to learn more about the pros and cons of Family Connection. Family Connection is a non-profit agency which focuses more on the future community for children, and how they can help. You’re allowed to write down different goals that you’d like to achieve, and opportunities you’re allowed to experience. A beneficial feature is looking at different scholarships and enrichment programs offered by Fairfax County organizations. You’ll be able to match and compare colleges to each other, as well as check out college maps and scattergrams.
At College Night, you’ll also be able to talk to college representatives at some panels. The purpose and benefits of College Night is to discuss information about the admission process that colleges go through. You’ll be able to hear from representatives from multiple colleges as they explain this and all the criteria you would have to meet in order to get accepted. As you listen to the representative, you will hear that they really pay attention to scholarships and recommendation letters from both teachers and your counselors. The closely watch your transcripts, SAT scores, and ACT scores. Seeing how this is a discussion, and not a lecture, feel free to get more in-depth with questions you may have.
Just to name a few, colleges that are planning to attend include Christopher Newport University, the University of Mississippi, the University of Delaware, Northern Virginia Community College, the University of Alabama, and Virginia Commonwealth University. College Night will take place in the FCHS Little Theater and will start at 6:30 in the evening. We hope to see the Class of 2019, and maybe others, take advantage of this amazing opportunity to jumpstart their life choices once they graduate high school.