From December 21 – 23, Athol High School seniors took part in the Massachusetts College Application Celebration which encouraged students to take a significant step toward college. The event provided assistance and built excitement around the college application process. The goal is to give every graduating senior the opportunity to complete at least one application by the conclusion of the 3 day event. Event manager Kyle LaTulippe set the bar high, challenging 90% of Athol seniors to apply to college by winter break. Through a collaborative effort with Athol High School’s Guidance department, administration, teachers, the Mount Wachusett Community College TRIO program and 3 other local colleges, 93% of all seniors at Athol High School have officially applied to either a 2 or 4 year school.