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Senior Success Camp Helps High Schoolers Prep for College

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Thirty seniors from Anaheim, Katella, Magnolia and Savanna high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District are on campus this week, July 13-17, taking part in the Educational Talent Search’s 2015 Senior Success Camp.

Senior Success Camp offers students workshops and activities that expose them to campus life and the college classroom, explain financial aid and student resources, and strengthen their skills writing personal narratives.

The week will include presentations from the Career Center, Office of Financial Aid and other Cal State Fullerton offices and departments, as well as a mock college class with Alexandro Gradilla, chair and associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies.

“This interactive course will prompt students to critically engage their own educational experiences, laying the groundwork for strengthened personal statements for their upcoming college and scholarship applications,” says Joshua Bilbrew, director of Educational Talent Search. “Along the way, students will be exposed to college-level readings, writing assignments and classroom expectations.”

The federally funded Educational Talent Search program targets low-income students who will be the first in their families to graduate from college, ensuring that they have the guidance and resources to advance to higher education.