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SHS Counselors Hosts #WhyApply Day

WHYAPPLY NOVEMBER 14, 2019 -- Whether it’s a two or four-year degree, a technical school or apprenticeship, counselors are encouraging students to make post-secondary plans that includecollege or career. Earlier this month, Shakopee High School counselors organized #WhyApply day. It’s a statewide event in conjunction with College Knowledge Month. High School counselors gathered students for an inspirational photo booth to get them motivated and excited for their future plans. Each student answered the #WhyApply question.


Some students said they will attend college so they can pursue their dream career, while others said “to make their mom proud,” or to reach their dreams. No matter why, the hope is that the event will help students get over their fears and doubts of the application process, get help from counselors, teachers and parents and apply!


“The purpose of the #WhyApply photobooth is to facilitate the discussion of their ‘why’ behind their future goals in a creative way,” said John Rose, Shakopee High School counselor. “This is one of many ways the counselors at SHS engage with students to reach their postsecondary goals whether it’s applying to a traditional four-year college/university, two-year college, tech program, military or work opportunity.”