|Updated: 10/08/2011 5:31 pm
||Published: 10/08/2011 5:18 pm
Saturday, Jacksonville High School hosted its first Senior Summit to help seniors prepare for college.
"Most of us are ready to graduate. We've been here since 9th grade, you know, some people get into trouble, but you can see most of us are ready. We're ready to go on to bigger and better things," says senior Michael Danieos.
The Jacksonville High Class of 2012 can't wait for graduation.
"It happens so fast, and that you have to plan ahead to do all of this," says senior Taylor Ruple.
Ruple thinks the school's first Senior Summit will help her prepare her applications to Arkansas State, UCA and the U of A, but her new crop of mentors has already done a lot of work.
"We've got three new counselors that have helped us more than the counselors last year have helped us the whole year, and they've helped us, pulled us out of class asking us what credits we need, they're helping us with visits, they're helping us with ACT," she says.
"This is very important. They're getting all the information they need to be successful this year. They're receiving a senior handbook with information on how to apply for scholarships, how to get ready the next year of their lives," says counselor Kendra Hunt.
Students also got to meet with reps from Arkansas colleges, even if many of them already know where they want to continue their educations. Danieos plans to stay in-state for his first two years of college.
"Just ready to get out of here, you know?" he said.
"I'm pretty sure that everyone in this room is going to go to college, and that there's not going to be any high school drop outs. That they're going to make their grades and they're gonna get accepted into colleges," says Ruple.