Kent students fill up scholarship conference

The Kent School District had a record number of students and families attend a scholarship conference Oct. 15.

The Kent School District had a record number of students and families attend a scholarship conference Oct. 15.

Nearly 400 people came to the College Bound event at Green River Community College in Auburn, according to a school district media release.

“The buzz about attending college filled both of the buildings we were using for the conference,” said Randy Nunez, college liaison for the school district. “The event was as much productive as it was inspiring for all.”

College Bound helps prepare public school students for college through tutoring, mentoring and scholarship programs. The conference was created as a vehicle to sign up qualifying middle school students for the program.

There was also a college planning component to the conference for middle and high school students. A parent and guardian panel provided information to parents and families about preparing their children for higher education.

“This first-ever event for Kent School District was a great success and speaks to the determination and energy of our students, families, and staff to see that each and every child is successful,” said Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas. “I am inspired and energized by the level of interest and excitement by families and our students.”


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