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Huntsville schools celebrate college, careers at Connection Week

School leaders encourage students to connect to colleges and careers. (Source: WAFF) School leaders encourage students to connect to colleges and careers. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Students in Huntsville City Schools will participate in different activities that will expose them to colleges and different careers this week.

This includes all grade levels, all the way up to seniors.

"I'm happy to learn early because at this age I think it's important for us to have more of an insight to know how many options we have, how to get there, and what are the benefits when we get there," said Hampton Cove 7th grader Sophie Hosna.

Each day has a different theme dealing with college or a career. For example, Tuesday is "Tell Me More Tuesday." Teachers shared their personal college and career stories with students and held a question-and-answer session.

There's also, "Wear your colors Wednesday." Students can wear a shirt or school colors from the college they want to attend.

Juniors and seniors will attend an expo at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

"It's really great because most people don't have the opportunities to go visit these colleges, so coming to us in person it will make things a lot better," said Johnson High 11th grader Paige Davis.

"Finish Big Friday" is the day each student should commit to saying they're connected to a specific college and a career.

Guidance counselors say it's important to start talking about college and careers early.

"What we're trying to do is get students to see the connection between college, whether it be two years or four, but after college there's this thing called a career," said Huntsville City Schools counseling services coordinator, Donna Clark.

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