Challenges seniors to pursue higher education
SMITHLAND, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2014) — Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson today joined local officials, educators and the business community to launch “Close the Deal” at Livingston Central High School.
The program creates a college-going culture in select high schools for students who aren’t yet considering higher education. The statewide program, now in its third year, supports high school counselors, and engages the business and postsecondary communities in helping these students attain further education past high school.
At today’s launch seniors met with college representatives regarding how to apply for admission and financial aid, while local business leaders outlined the skills needed for current and future opportunities.
Officials at Livingston Central High School will continue to work with seniors throughout the school year, further educating them on the need for additional education upon graduation. Through Close the Deal, counselors will encourage students to apply to at least one college or university.
Breathitt County High School, Ohio County High School and Campbellsville Independent High School kicked off “Close the Deal” events this year.
Gallatin County High School, Covington-Holmes High School, Greenup County High School, Logan County High School, Campbell County High School, Lawrence County High School and Bullitt Central High School also have participated in the program.