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College Admissions Institute comes to Meridian

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COLLEGE STUDENTS Former Cola-Cola Scholarship recipients are pictured at a recent College Admissions Institute seminar. They include, front row, left, Jaime Broadhead of Meridian, 2002 Cola-Cola Scholar attending the University of Georgia; Karyn Dest, 1997 Cola-Cola Scholar and graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia; and Chad Little, a 1999 Cola-Cola Scholar and student at Brigham Young University. Second row, Jon Sesrie Goff, a 2000 Cola-Cola Scholar and student at The New School in New York; and Alice Gung, a 1999 Cola-Cola Scholar and graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology. SUBMITTED PHOTO
special to The Star
Sept. 7, 2003
College bound students and their parents are invited to a two-day College Admission Institute seminar on Sept. 15-16.
The event, scheduled for MSU-Meridian Campus' Kahlmus Auditorium, is designed to inform students, parents and the community about the ever-growing competitiveness of college admissions.
USA Today education reporter Mary Beth Marklein of McLean, Va., will serve as the keynote speaker at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15.
Marklein has researched and written about higher education for two decades and is making her first trip to the state of Mississippi for personal edification on what area schools "are" and "are not" doing in order to fully prepare their students for the college admissions process.
Joining Marklein on the second day of the seminar will be representatives of the Atlanta based Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
Noted as one of the most recognized and respected corporate-sponsored scholarship programs in America, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards about $2 million a year to outstanding high school students who exhibit exemplary leadership, academic excellence and service to their communities.
Representatives will work one-on-one with area ninth through 12th graders.
The event is being hosted by Lamar School, The Montgomery Institute and Services for Survival. The institute is open to all who have a future interest in the college admission process.