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John Marshall Lauded For College Preparation

West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission depends on our state’s high schools to make sure students who choose college are well prepared. It is a goal too many schools struggle to reach. But some are “Champions of College Access and Success,” according to the HEPC — 16 honored as such this year.

These are schools that go above and beyond in helping students and their families learn about their opportunities after high school and put together a plan. The state as a whole is still working toward the goal Gov. Jim Justice has set of hitting 60% post-secondary education attainment.

“These 16 Champion schools have worked hard to help students prepare for a certificate or degree after graduation,” said Sarah Armstrong Tucker, West Virginia’s Chancellor of Higher Education. “We must all work together to help students pursue their academic goals and ensure our state’s workforce remains competitive. I want to thank these schools for going the extra mile to help their students discover the many education and training opportunities they have right here in West Virginia.”

Among the 16 schools honored was John Marshall High School in Marshall County. Congratulations to the teachers and administrators there who are doing so much for our kids, including participating in College Application and Exploration Week, completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid campaign, and hosting a College Decision Day event.

We owe it to those for whom a college education is the best next step to give them every opportunity to succeed. It is wonderful to know that some West Virginia schools are doing just that.

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