When you discover what you love to do, you are more likely to succeed than students who have not explored their interests and abilities. Many students want to go to college while others may choose to go directly to work. Whatever your path, planning is required and information is needed.
Where to begin? The key is for you to explore your interests and talents, and matching them with opportunities in today's world of work. Visit your school's career center or select your school below:
The Kelso Longview Chamber Education Foundation and the Chamber Lower Columbia Professionals Committee gave out over $20,000 in scholarships in 2018 to local graduates. Apply by March 31, 2019 at www.kelsolongviewchamber.org and click on the icon.
Dear Kelso Longview Chamber,
Thanks again for your support as I continue through college. I completed my first quarter and passed all my classes. It has been a stressful adjustment learning to live and learn on my own, but with your help, financial stress was not a part of it. I look forward to continuing my education in the winter and spring quarters. Much of my time this past quarter was devoted to the Husky Marching Band, so I look forward to exploring other clubs and organizations.
Everett Pennington, Kelso High School Class of 2018 received a $1000 Scholarship from the Kelso Longview Chamber's Lower Columbia Professionals committee and decided to attend Perry Technical Institute in Yakima, Washington. The interesting part of this is that his dad, Rick decided to make a career change and joined his son. Everett has been on the Dean's list the last two quarters and according to Rick he was close and working hard to make it this quarter. They both are on target to graduate in 2020.