CBC Alice Site to host TRiO Day

Headline: CBC Alice Site to host TRiO Day

Sub headline: Two 2015 TRiO Outstanding Students to be announced

The TRiO Educational Talent Search Program will celebrate TRiO Day on Friday, Jan. 30 beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Coastal Bend College (CBC) – Alice Site. TRiO Day will conduct concurrent sessions that highlight college and career readiness topics for all high school students who attend. Two students will also be recognized at the event as the 2015 TRiO Outstanding Students.

TRiO Day is an annual nationwide celebration that recognizes the value of programs such as TRiO. The celebration takes place to commemorate the positive impact that TRiO has on its students and to reflect on the higher education opportunities that are created through the program.

This program creates accessibility of higher education for disadvantaged high school students throughout the area. Through TRiO, CBC proudly offers the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program. ETS is a program that identifies and assists students who have the desire to pursue a higher education. The program offers students financial, academic and career counseling. ETS also encourages high school students, who are in the program, to graduate from high school and continue on to complete their higher education.

ETS counselors aid students in pursuing a higher education and provide guidance through the application process for their secondary education. The overall goal of ETS is to increase the number of high school and higher education graduations of youth who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.

With an annual award of $ 230,000, the Educational Talent Search program at the CBC Alice Site proudly serves high school students from Alice, Benavides, Falfurrias, Freer, Orange Grove, Premont and San Diego.

If you would like more information, please contact the Educational Talent Search Program via phone at 361-664-2981 ext. 3081 or via email at josiels@coastalbend.edu.

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