High school students prepare for their futures at annual event

HOUSTON (February 24, 2010) – Caney Creek, New Caney and Splendora high school students attended the eighth annual Project Connections Feb. 22 at the East Montgomery County Improvement District Complex. The event was sponsored by the local school districts, Rotary Club of East Montgomery County and Lone Star College-Kingwood.

High school students and their parents visited with various colleges and universities to find out what academic programs are offered. Attendees also had an opportunity to attend breakout sessions entitled, “Financial Aid” and “College Parenting 101.” The Project Connections Committee gave away $7,500 in scholarships as well as college-related door prizes to high school seniors.

 

Entities that donated money for scholarships are Montgomery County Precinct 4 Commissioner Ed Rinehart, Porter Fire Department, Rosewood Funeral Home, Joiner Partnership, Collier Construction, PBK Architects, Durotech, Allied Power Mart, Upchurch Kimbrough Company, Rotary Club of East Montgomery County, Hair Stop, Signs Etc., Houston Community Bank, Twin City Lions Club, Dr. Rose Austin, Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden,  Community Chamber of Commerce of East Montgomery County and Bay Architects.

“The Project Connections Committee feels that the event was very successful. We had more students to attend this year than last year and we think it is nice to give away scholarship money to students in our community who are deserving of it,” Pat Chandler, committee chairman, said.

Colleges and universities that attended were Lone Star College-Kingwood, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Victoria, University of Houston-Main, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Alabama, and Northwood University. Students interested in the military also spoke with a representative from the Texas Army National Guard.

Register now for Summer I and Summer II 2010 credit classes in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-591-6625. Former and current students can register online at www.LoneStar.edu/registration

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes and 19,000 in continuing education classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more, visit www.LoneStar.edu.