Posted: Jan 18, 2012 7:04 PM by Jamie Leary
Updated: Jan 18, 2012 9:33 PM
A State-Wide effort launches to ensure that high school students have the resources to graduate.
Graduation matters is a project spearheaded by State Superintendent Denise Juneau to ensure Montana's public schools are meeting the goal of preparing and sending students to college.
Through the Graduation Matters website, students can take a pledge, promising they will graduate.
Thanks to the efforts of Anaconda High School teacher Angela McLean, Anaconda High School hosted it's own Graduation Matters initiative on Wednesday. Students listened to representatives from Montana Tech speak about opportunities available at Tech. Some of the guest speakers even discussed their own transitions from high school to college.
Among the guest speakers were; Chancellor Blacketter, Vice Chancellor Doug Abbott, Dean Pete Knudsen, Director of Outreach Amy Verlanic, and Enrollment Rep. Sabrina Holland.
Amy Verlanic spoke to students and said that it's not important that you choose MT Tech as your college, the important thing is that you go to college.
Local Graduation Matters initiatives have already launched in Billings, Belgrade, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Hamilton, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula and Townsend.