College Night Provides Opportunities and Answers

Thursday, September 20.

Last Thursday night, McKinney North High School was busting at the seams with admission representatives from over 160 colleges across the United States. The inclement weather was no deterrent for over 1,200 McKinney ISD high school students who were determined to find answers to their questions about college. They came to the right place and walked away with a much clearer understanding of college admissions, scholarships and the financial aid process for their colleges of interest. “The admission representatives are more often than not are part of the team who are making admission decisions for their respective colleges. They see thousands of applications each year. When they can meet a student at fairs like these, the hope is that they put a face and conversation to a name on an application. This could possibly mean admission and or more scholarship money,” said Brandi Ribble, College Advisor for McKinney High.

 This fair does not happen without much hard work and dedication from the McKinney Education Foundation College Advisors and high school counselors. Planning for this event began in April, of 2018. “We are blessed to have a great team of individuals who care deeply about the students of McKinney ISD and work endless hours to provide them with the best chance of collegiate success,” said Ashley Sine, Executive Director of the McKinney Education Foundation. 

 A special thank you goes out to AVID and Blue Blazer volunteers who did a fabulous job of helping the reps get situated. You made quite the impression. 

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College Representatives provide much needed answers.

McKinney North College Advisor attends Harvard.

And the scholarship goes to…Ms. Tammi Saffell of McKinney North High School!!! Wait, what? McKinney North College Advisor, Tammi Saffell found herself being the one to apply for a pretty big scholarship earlier this year. While she typically helps students fill out paperwork and then anxiously waits a decision… it was finally her turn. The University…Harvard! To no shock and surprise – her request was granted. Tammi is currently spending the week in Bean Town at the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions. As exciting as it may be for her to step foot onto some amazing campuses (Harvard and MIT), her goal is to walk away with as much knowledge as possible for McKinney ISD students. She is getting some incredible insight as to how admission decision are made, how to bring the student to life in the application process, financial aid 101, managing student debt, first generation college student experiences and essay writing…just to name a few! 

We are so proud of Tammi and applaud all the greatness she brings to the McKinney Education Foundation and McKinney Independent School District!

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College Advisor at McKinney Boyd is a Big Deal!

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Congratulations to Cindy Monogue, McKinney Education Foundation College Advisor for McKinney Boyd High School.  The University of Texas at Austin has named Monogue to the Counselor Advisory Board for the Dallas-For Worth Area.

Monogue will be a valuable asset, providing input on ways the university can create a program that is worthwhile and productive for high school counselors. We are so proud of Cindy and McKinney Independent School District.

To learn more about our College Advisors please visit https://www.mckinneyef.org/college-advisors/.