Media Advisory
November 10, 2016

Contact: Tori Berube
VP, College Planning & Community Engagement
(603) 227-6612, ext. 117
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Media Advisory - 2016 “I Am College Bound/I Applied” NH’s College Application Week Statewide Kick-off at Pembroke Academy on November 14

College Application Filing at 23 Public High Schools Week of November 14

EDITORS, NEWS DIRECTORS: You are invited to attend and cover the kick-off of “I Am College Bound/I Applied”, an initiative to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

The primary purpose of this effort, coordinated nationally by the American Council on Education, is to help high school seniors navigate the complex college admissions process and ensure they apply to at least one postsecondary institution during a daytime event at their high school. This statewide initiative is coordinated by the Center for College Planning at NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) in partnership with NH colleges and universities, NH school counselors, NH Department of Education, NH College & University Council, and other statewide stakeholders. It is expected nearly 1000 NH high school seniors will participate statewide.

What:

  • Governor Maggie Hassan (invited), NH Department of Education Commissioner Virginia Barry, and Pembroke Academy Alumna and current NH1 News Multimedia Journalist Jennifer Currier to speak with all Pembroke Academy students grades 9 – 12 to encourage postsecondary education
  • Immediately following, admission representatives from area colleges and the NHHEAF Center for College Planning will provide on-on-one support to low-income, first generation high school seniors as they apply for college admission in the school’s library.

When:

  • Kick-off - Monday, November 14, from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
  • College Application Filing – Monday, November 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Pembroke Academy Gymnasium 209 Academy Rd, Pembroke, NH 03275

Other participating high schools during the week of November 14, in addition to Pembroke Academy include: Belmont, Berlin, Dover, Fall Mountain, Groveton, Kearsarge, Keene, Laconia, Manchester Central, Manchester West, Mascenic, Nashua South, Newfound, Newport, Portsmouth, Profile, Raymond, Salem, Sanborn Regional, Somersworth, Stevens and White Mountains. For a complete schedule, please visit nhheaf.org/IACB-info.asp.