WHS Prepares Students for Senior Year
In their final year of high school, students are working to plan their next steps in life. To help guide students, Waller High School (WHS) invites incoming seniors to a one-day Senior Camp. During the camp, WHS counselors work to help inform students as they begin to make decisions that will affect their life after high school. Each student learns about testing deadlines, college applications, financial aid, and scholarships.
“Senior camp allows students to get a head start on their senior year and begin their college applications and plan their post-secondary futures,” WHS Counselor Jessica Jensen said.
At camp, counselors created informational sessions on topics that students have the most questions about. The sessions included College Applications 101, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Surviving Your Senior Year, Writing Your Best Admission Essay Ever, and Welcome to Timberwolves Country with Lone Star College. Seniors choose which sessions to attend based on their interest and need. Updated transcripts, a crucial part of post-secondary applications, are also provided. Counselors were then available to help students one-on-one with college applications.
“I came to camp to make sure I stay on top of what I have to do,” one senior said. “It’s my future so I have to be prepared.”
WHS continues to hold events throughout the year to help students. WHS College Night will be on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 6-9 p.m. College Night offers the opportunity for students and parents to meet with representatives from colleges and universities, technical schools, and military. They will also hold parent meetings and financial aid sessions.
“I want students to know that we are here to help them all day, everyday,” Jensen said.