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MHS seniors get help applying to college at “Apply to College” day

MHS seniors get help applying to college at “Apply to College” day


More than 200 Marietta High School (MHS) students showed up to “Apply To College” day today. The event sees volunteers paired up with students to help them fill out their applications, review their essays, and get a little something to eat too.


This was the second of three events happening at the high school. Superintendent Grant Rivera was also on hand to congratulate the seniors.


“I know how stressful this process can be but I’ll tell you as my college advisor told me when I was nervous during this process,” Rivera told the seniors, “It all works out. You’re going to land in the right place. We’re all here to help you and make this process easier for you.”


For the past 4 years, the superintendent has used his annual bonus to pay for one early action/early decision application for each senior. MHS has more than 500 seniors eligible for the program this year.


“I don’t want any of our Blue Devils to miss out on the opportunities associated with early action applications, which include an increased chance of getting accepted and an increased chance of financial aid,” Rivera said, “As the Superintendent of Marietta City Schools, I feel especially proud of all the hard work that was required for our Class of 2023 to get to this place.”


The next event will take place on November 4th. MHS is one of the only public high schools in the state with a college advising program this robust, including 2 college advisors. For details on the fall advising calendar click here or see one of the advising staff at the high school.