UF shows interest in West Shore

A group of high school students met with one of the University of Florida’s assistant admissions officers Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium and learn more about the school and how to get in.

Mike Drake, who is the testing coordinator, was contacted by the assistant admissions and was surprised by his enthusiasm to come and meet the students.

“He called me personally to ask if he could come which is pretty unusual,” Drake said. “They are starting to run reports to see which schools they are getting the most students from and are wanting to go to those schools and meet the students. He also gave me his email address for any student that was wanting to contact him.”

Last year 22 students from West Shore were accepted into UF which is a remarkable number from one school.

“I think this is a great opportunity to let the students meet the admissions officer and learn what they have to offer,” guidance officer Dixie Thompson said.

Students interested in attending college informational sessions should check the schedule in the guidance office for sign-up opportunities.

By Stone Kershaw