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PVHS University Application Celebration
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Thursday, December 02, 2021
University Application Celebration
University Application Celebration

PVHS University Application Celebration




December 1, 2021

Pioneer Valley High School on Tuesday held a lunchtime celebration for about 100 seniors who submitted their college applications to either a Cal State University, University of California, or private university.

Students were treated to food, drink, dessert and a photo-op display to celebrate a true milestone in their education, according to Assistant Principal Greg Dickinson.

Students completed work on their college applications before and after school and for a few days during Thanksgiving break. Staff helped the students edit their applications and with personal insight questions, according to College & Career Center Specialist Melani Teixeira.

In October, the Panthers participated in two “Cash for College” nights and filled out FAFSA or California Dream Act Applications so they can be eligible for scholarships, work-study, grants and loans. They also have started the six-step process for the Allan Hancock Promise, Teixeira added.

“Special thanks to our College & Career Specialist Melani Teixeira and Early Academic Outreach Program Specialist Laura Rojas,’’ Dickinson said.

PVHS seniors earned nearly a million dollars in scholarships last year, according to Principal Shanda Herrera.

SMJUHSD Media Contact: Public Information Officer Kenny Klein
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