POSEY CO, IN (WFIE) - Seniors at Mt. Vernon High School attended the Sixth Annual Graduate Day Wednesday morning.
The event brings former MVHS students who are currently enrolled in college, back to high school to answer questions that seniors have about their upcoming college life.
Numerous topics were discussed, including:
Time Management involving class load, social life, exam preparation
Housing - roommates, dorm food
Expenses such as buying books, financial aid, fees, and parking tickets
Social Life - Fraternities, Sororities, friends, weekends, safety
High School Preparation including AP classes, dual credit, college visits, study skills, choosing and understand professors, large class sizes
Sports and Activities - intramurals, intercollegiate athletics
Transportation such as rides home, having cars on campus, and public transportation
Homesickness - missing parents, long distance relationships
Several successful former MVHS students discussed the topics with the 150 seniors - sisters Rachel (Depauw University) and Hannah Wheaton (Purdue University), Josh Koch (Butler), Meg Wezet (USI), Cara Merrick (Murray State), and Kendra Kopatich (IU).
This event is believed to be the only one of its kind in southwest Indiana.