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College and Career Readiness Event Today in Manassas at Metz Middle

The event is at Metz Middle School from 8 to noon.

If you are free tomorrow, please note that three Manassas City schools have joined together for a special event to assist families in navigating the pathway towards college and possible careers. 

The staffs of Mayfield Intermediate, Metz Middle and Osbourn High School will host “Planting Seeds: A College and Career Readiness Event” Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 8 a.m to noon on the campus of Metz Middle School (9950 Wellington Road). The event is specifically geared towards students in grades 5-8 and their families.

The counseling departments from each school planned the event.  Families will view a 90-minute documentary entitled "In 500 Words or Less", which follows the college application process for five diverse students. There will be an opportunity for participants to visit with representatives from colleges and universities. Parents may attend a free Financial Aid workshop and also gather important high school program information.

“We are very excited to host this first collaborative effort in supporting students as they navigate their path to graduation and beyond”, said Dr. Melissa Saunders, principal at Metz. “We hope that this is an event that we can build upon in the future to strengthen the transitions from intermediate school to graduation.”

Almeta Radford, Manassas City Public Schools

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