When I was in high school, I wanted to be a professional baseball player, an orthopedic surgeon, and a TV personality. And a helicopter pilot and a writer for Saturday Night Live. Needless to say, I had a lot of interests and aspirations to make my parents proud in my post high school life. When I became a senior, my path became a lot clearer with the help of the guidance department at North Kingstown High School. They helped me fine tune my interests and skill sets and I finally settled on a college that really fit my needs – Springfield College. I have used my college education every day since graduating in 1994 and have never doubted that it was the perfect fit for me.
The graduation class of 2016 will have similar choices to make for their college or career once they graduate this spring from North Kingstown High School. So, North Kingstown High School along with the staff of the Guidance Department, including Cheryl Thomas, will be having an event to help students get acquainted with a potential college, training academy, and most importantly the beginning steps on your career path. It is the 9th Annual Post High School Planning Night. The event is being held Wednesday April 6th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the North Kingstown High School gymnasium.
If you are on the email list from North Kingstown High School, you may have received a list of colleges, training academies, technical schools, armed forces divisions and others who will be in attendance at the 9th Annual Post High School Planning Night. According to Cheryl Thomas, the event “helps parents and students strategize and focus on the people and reps that want to talk with.” It is not a catered event. The PTSO provides the attendees, their families, and students with coffee and some food. “They have been a great support of this event and many others throughout the years,” acknowledges Cheryl Thomas. I asked Cheryl about what students should bring with them. “Students and parents are invited to visit the tables and ask questions and gather information,” says Thomas. “Yes, students can bring a pre-printed label, business card or the like to give to the organizations and colleges. In my opinion, this is a great idea. Resumes are an option. We have asked juniors and seniors to write resumes, so many may have them.“
Whether you are close to a decision or like me and what to be 50 things when you grow up, the staff at North Kingstown High School encourages you and your family to attend the 9th Annual Post High School Planning Night. Each representative will give you a few minutes to ask any questions you may have, show you brochures of their academy or campus, and get you the kind of information you will need to make a good choice.
Wednesday April 6th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
North Kingstown High School gymnasium
If you have any questions about the event or would like to see a list of the event’s attendees, please contact Cheryl Thomas at email@example.com.
Best wishes to all our North Kingstown High School graduating Class of 2016.