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Teachers prepare for college

CFES members hold end of the year meeting to prep for 2012-2013 school year

Northeastern Clinton Principal Stephen Gratto balancing a chair on his chin to get educators excited about prepping students for college.

Northeastern Clinton Principal Stephen Gratto balancing a chair on his chin to get educators excited about prepping students for college. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— “It’s another avenue for getting kids really engaged,” Hale said.

Peru, NCCS and other school representatives identified their college trips as the most successful improvement in their CFES practices.

“What makes our program unique is we also visit a business when we take college trips so that students can apply what they are seeing at a college campus to an actual job,” Sue Smith, Peru High School Counselor said.

The meeting was also attended by a NCCS student currently involved in the CFES Mentoring program. Junior Miranda Menard said she got a lot from her involvement with CFES mentoring program.

“I was honored to be asked to be in the program, I want to be a counselor so I like helping people and I’ve made great progress with my mentee,” Menard said.

The goal of the program is to help those whom would be first in their family to pursue higher education, and to help them get to college and succeed there Dalton said.

“Our goal here is to bring people together to share successes, and show what works and what doesn’t,” Dalton said.

For more information on CFES visit www.collegefes.org.

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