Event connects college-bound graduations with college students – California News

Event connects college-bound graduations with college students – California News

Corning >> With graduation just barely behind area high schools, many grads are just starting to adjust to a new identity as college freshman.

For the fourth year, a special celebration will connect college-bound graduated seniors with local college students home for the summer to help them start making that shift.

Senior Send-Off is for those college-bound high school grads and their parents and guardians and will be held Thursday at Carlino’s Event Center at Rolling Hills Casino.

“Studies show that if we can help ease the anxiety kids have about college, the chances of transitioning successfully increases,” said Kate Grissom of Expect More Tehama. “Hearing from students who have just finished that first year or two is reassuring and insightful.”

The event includes a festive dinner at no cost to students or parents and guardians. Jeff Logsdon, admissions counselor and visitor coordinator at Chico State University, is also scheduled to attend the event and will be supported by a Chico State student who serves as north state ambassador.

“The road to college is complicated,” said Grissom. “There are always questions. Hearing from college students, college representatives and parents who have already sent a son or daughter to college is really helpful.”

At the event, parents and guardians attend one session while the students attend a session led by the college students. Both sessions cover making the transition, homesickness, safety, academics, making friends and being involved. Students moving away as well as commuters and those attending either a…

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