Students Learn the Building-Blocks of Success at CCC’s Freshman Success Academy

Clatsop Community College hosted an Educational Talent Search – Freshman Success Academy from Friday August 26th through Sunday August 28, 2011. 

This Academy helped incoming high school freshmen get ready to succeed in high school.  They learned study skills and time management tips to make high school easier.  In addition, current high students provided the participants with helpful tips on the top things that every high school freshman needs to know.  Participants also explored their learning styles to get the most out of their classes.

Academy participant Bailey Haskell described the program’s impact, “I attended this academy to help me be more knowledgeable about how to get into colleges that I want to attend.  This academy also helped me to understand what I have to expect from 9th grade and throughout high school.”

Educational Talent Search is a federally funded educational outreach program that seeks to motivate and support students through academic achievement with an emphasis on entering and completing post-secondary education. CCC’s Educational Talent Search program will serve over 670 students in area middle schools and high schools throughout the county in the upcoming school year.

Educational Talent Search has been a successful grant program hosted through Clatsop Community College 20 years. Each year, the program recruits about 250 students throughout Clatsop County. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in this college preparatory program, please contact the Talent Search office at 503-338-2370 for an application.

15 students and staff participants in the 2011 Freshman Success Academy

Attached Image: 2011 Freshman Success Academy participants and instructors - left to right:
Front Row: Emily Hol, Jessica Knehr, Ruby Reed, Celina Vidos, Alyssa Casteel, Kathy Velasco, Celestina Resendis, and Tonya Schoonmaker - Talent Search Coordinator.
Second Row: Bailey Haskell, Austin Adams and Ben Buchanan - Talent Search Coordinator.
Back Row: Jon Graves - Talent Search Coordinator, Cody Filley, Maddie Sutton and Cody May.

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