CLS: Planning Life After High School

To conclude this summer’s engaging Chautauqua Lecture Series, Lakeside Chautauqua is teaming up with Bowling Green State University to bring you important tips on how to easily navigate life after high school and make the transition to college.

These informative lectures, geared toward high school juniors and seniors and their parents, will explore financial aid, college essays, athletics, the benefits of small and large colleges and much more.

To accommodate the busy schedules of high school students and their families this time of year, this three-day lecture series will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30-Thursday, Sept. 1 in the Wellness Center Drackett Hall. You’re welcome to participate in one lecture or all three.

There will also be an opportunity to participate virtually. For more information, email Jeannie Fleming-Gifford, V.P. of Programming, at by Monday, Aug. 29.

Financial Aid: How to Navigate & Apply for Financial Aid for College
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6:30-8 p.m. | Wellness Center Drackett Hall
Presenter: Cheryl Chafee, Assistant Director for Access & Affordability, BGSU
The decision to attend college is a long-term financial commitment for most families. How can you be prepared for the college experience from the onset? In this lecture, learn how and when you should apply for financial aid from Cheryl Chafee, Assistant Director for Access & Affordability, at Bowling Green State University.

The 3 C’s: Common Essay, Common Application & College Athletics  
Wednesday: Aug. 31, 6:30-8 p.m. | Wellness Center Drackett Hall
Maryline Kulewicz, The Wellington School, & Jim Meyer
College representatives share important tips on writing an award-winning essay and the recruitment process for college athletes. Participants will also learn about the Common Application, a single online college application form used by over 900 colleges and universities. Instead of filling out the same general information – like your address, GPA, and extracurriculars – a dozen times, you only have to do it once. This part of the evening’s lecture will be presented by Maryline Kulewicz, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at The Wellington School.

You want to continue your participation in sports at the college level? Let’s do a quick review of the steps necessary to make that possible. We’ll touch the bases through the roles of the high school counselor and the high school coach. This part of the evening’s lecture will be presented by Lakesider Jim Meyer.

Jim Meyer, a high school hall of fame athletic coach from suburban Detroit, has been involved in college guidance for over 35 years specializing in high achieving students. He designed the guidance model for gifted students for the state of Michigan and concluded his secondary education career as a college counselor for an acclaimed magnet high school for gifted students. Meyer then spent nine years as Regional Admissions Counselor for Bowling Green State University, his alma mater, also serving as a speaker for national, state, and local admissions conferences, For the past 10 years he has been in private practice as a college counselor.

Making Choices: Test Optional & Benefits of Small & Large Colleges
Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:30-8 p.m. | Wellness Center Drackett Hall
Presenter: Rob Drapcho, Director of Enrollment Management, BGSU
What is test-optional? If a college or university has a test-optional admissions policy, that means they allow all or some applicants to decide whether to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application. Learn about the pros and cons, as well as the benefits of attending a small college or large college from Bowling Green State University’s Director of Enrollment Management, Rob Drapcho.

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Aug 30, 2022 - Sep 01, 2022


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm




Wellness Center Drackett Hall
Wellness Center Drackett Hall
420 E 6th St, Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440, USA

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