Oregon City High School students apply for college
Recently at Oregon City High School, it was College Application Week. Over 130 seniors participated, filling out over 140 college applications. Many of the students applying will be the first generation in their family to attend college.
This year the high school added several application workshops where students received hands-on support from college admissions staff. The extra support and guidance paid off as there was a large increase in the number of seniors that participated. While many of them are still waiting to hear back about their applications, over 40 students have already been accepted into college.
"We are so proud of our students and love the excitement during application week," said Melissa Corwin, OCHS school counselor. "Completing the application process is a giant step for all of our students wanting to pursue a college education, especially those whose families have never attended."
A handful of students were awarded four years of tuition from their preferred school. Over the course of the week, there were many sighs of relief as well as many tears of joy, from both students and parents.