Photo of the Day: College Night


Junior Rachal Hencheck speaks to a Drury University representative at college night on Sept. 16. There were 200 colleges at SM East that students could look at

On Oct. 17, high school students from everywhere in the Shawnee Mission School District visited SM East to attend its 50th annual College Clinic. There were over 200 colleges in the gym from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., giving students information about the requirements for getting into the college and what attending that school would be like.

Representatives from each college gave out free brochures, packets and fliers to any interested student or parent that walked past their table. Some schools were lucky enough to get a room to host a seminar, each ranging from 20 to 35 minutes. These seminars gave more detail on the cost of the school, what kind of scores they are looking for on the SATs and ACTs, perks of the school, the size, proximity to the downtown areas, dorm rooms, etc.

Each seminar and brochure let the student or parent reading it get an inside look into the college without going on a visit, and in some cases, without even having to talk to the representative or alumni that were present at the clinic. The College Clinic was able to educate Kansas City area students about the various colleges and universities around the country for the 5oth year in a row.