Photo courtesy of the First Lady's Office.
First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin celebrates College Application and Exploration Week with Herbert Hoover High School seniors who have applied to college this year.
CLENDENIN, W.Va. - In recognition of West Virginia's statewide College Application and Exploration Week initiative, First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin visited Herbert Hoover High School today to assist senior students in completing college applications and to encourage younger students to plan early for college and a career. During her visit, the First Lady stressed to students the importance of pursuing some form of education and training beyond high school, such as certificate programs, two-year degree programs, or four-year degree programs.
"It is critical, now more than ever, that we work together to help the young people of the Mountain State achieve their full potential-whether through vocational training, a college degree or a certification at a Career-Technical Center or a Community and Technical College," First Lady Tomblin said. "That is why I am so excited to be a part of today's events and why the Governor and I are so thankful for the College Foundation of West Virginia and all it provides our young people."
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin designated October 14-18 as College Application and Exploration Week. The event is coordinated by the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV), a partnership among several state agencies dedicated to helping students and families plan, apply, and pay for college.
More than 150 elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and adult learning centers across West Virginia hosted college planning activities this week, including college application workshops, college scavenger hunts and trivia contests, and panel discussions with employers and current college students. For more information about this effort - or to learn more about college options and financial aid - visit the state's free college-planning website, www.cfwv.com