Maury County Public Schools students have two great incentives to attend this week’s education summit event.
The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance announced today that students attending the upcoming Ready, Set, #BeAGoodStat: Lifelong Learning, Inside & Outside the Classroom on November 16 at 6 p.m. at Columbia State Community College’s Ledbetter Auditorium will receive free admission to one home basketball game.
In addition to the basketball game, high school seniors who attend the event will receive an extra entry in the Strive to Drive program. Those entered in the program have the chance to win a car from Columbia Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram. Students that keep their grades up and have perfect attendance are entered every nine weeks, increasing their chances of winning the car.
This community-wide education summit event includes a panel of state and local education leaders, students and employers who will discuss the unique challenges and hurdles students and adults face in their pursuit of higher education and the resources and opportunities available to aid them through the process.
Headlined by keynote speaker and moderator Mike Krause, executive director for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, panelists will share ways parents, employers, workforce organizations and the community can support students as they strive towards a college degree, providing a brighter future and skilled workforce.
This event is important for students to attend as they prepare for the next stage of life outside of high school. Students will learn more about Tennessee Promise, and how taking advantage of this scholarship program can further them in the future. They’ll also hear from a current student at Columbia State Community College, learn about what to expect, how to prepare for college and how higher education has opened up doors to a future career.
Another topic the event will address is how outside-the-classroom opportunities can give students the advantage they need to be successful in their careers, like internships, apprenticeships, volunteering, job shadowing and extracurricular activities.
To take advantage of the free admission to a basketball game, students must register at the event to show their attendance. The roster from the event will be forwarded to principals identifying students receiving the free game admission. Students will need to meet with their school principal for instructions on when and how to redeem their free admission.
More information on Ready, Set, #BeAGoodStat is available at www.beagoodstat.com.