Senior Parent Night to Cover Host of Topics

By Krystal Stigger | Contributing Writer |

On October 11, parents of Roosevelt seniors and their students have the opportunity to gather information and better understand the transition from high school senior to college freshman at Senior Parent Night in the auditorium from 6:00 to 7:30.

The purpose, DATA counselor, Carolyn Lockamy said, is “to make the parents aware of… what’s going on during senior year.”

With an average of 200 to 300 people attending each year, Senior Parent Night aims to inform students and their parents about a variety of topics that may affect a senior’s transition into college.

“I don’t know for sure what college I want to go to” Aurora Johnson, senior at Roosevelt said. “I have some idea of what to do for the applications, but….getting more college advice” would minimize the feeling of being unprepared for college.

According to Hart Research Associates, only 49 percent of high school seniors in the 2010 class felt prepared for college. Senior Parent Night is held to better prepare students by focusing on seniors who want to go to college while also covering senior pictures, caps and gowns for graduation, finding the right college for students, financial aid, and scholarships.

“It’s a really great opportunity for parents to get information in one place,” Matthew Reynolds, senior college advisor said. “To come and figure out how to be successful” in the future.