High school seniors, parents invited to Project Connections

Published on: February 17, 2012

High school students have a lot on their plates during their senior year. One hurdle some will face is what path to take after graduation.

To help them make the right choice, Caney Creek, New Caney, Porter and Splendora high school seniors are invited to attend the 10th annual Project Connections on Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID). The free event, sponsored by the local school districts, the Rotary Club of East Montgomery County and Lone Star College-Kingwood, allows high school seniors and their parents a chance to visit with various colleges, universities and the military.

LSC-Kingwood’s financial aid specialists will also be there to provide information and to assist parents and seniors in the completion of applications for federal financial aid. In addition, LSC-Kingwood’s representatives from admissions and advising will conduct break-out sessions to show students how to complete the online application and provide tips on how to select classes, develop an academic plan and be successful in college. Drawings will also be held for free scholarship monies and other prizes.

“This is a popular event in which high school seniors and their parents can visit with different college and university representatives to find out what academic programs are offered, the financial aid process is explained, and fantastic prizes and scholarships are awarded,” said Pat Chandler, chairperson of the planning committee.

In addition to LSC-Kingwood, other participating institutions are University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Victoria, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M, Texas A&M –Kingsville, Lamar University, Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Maryland University College, the Houston Area Recruiting Network, United States Army, United States Navy, and United States Marines.

For more information on Project Connections, call 281-312-1749. EMCID is located at 21575 Highway 59, North in New Caney.


Seniors at Caney Creek, New Caney, Porter and Splendora high schools are invited to attend the 10th annual Project Connections on Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the East Montgomery County Improvement District in New Caney.


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