Magnolia ISD to host college symposium Feb. 21

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Magnolia ISD students and parents can mark their calendars for MISD’s first college symposium, featuring former Magnolia High School graduate Matthew Finley as guest speaker. Finley graduated from both Stanford University and Pepperdine University, MHS Associate Principal Caitlin Cain said.

The Feb. 21 event will include breakout sessions with experts sharing about NCAA eligibility, writing quality college admissions essays, differences between the SAT and ACT, and International Baccalaureate courses, said Cain, who organized this event. More than 400 people have registered for the event, but walk-ins are still welcome, she said.

“I’m beyond pleasantly shocked at the response we’ve gotten for this event. It’s clearly a need we didn’t know we needed,” Cain said.

Colleges confirmed for the symposium include:

  • Bradley University
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Kansas State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southwestern University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Tulsa

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event lasts from 6-8 p.m. at the Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia.

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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