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Posey County seniors receive a taste of college life

Posted by Kelsey Wheatcroft - email

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.

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