HARRISON — The Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program, a federally funded program administered locally by Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC), reached a milestone. At the end of October, the program enrolled its 500th student. It has surpassed that number since then.
The ETS Program intends to increase the number of Clare and Gladwin County students who go to college.
ETS members will be supported in determining, preparing for, and getting into whatever colleges they choose. They will also be able to visit college campuses, attend cultural happenings, take trips, and engage in the other free and fun events offered by the program.
In order to encourage enrollment over the summer months, ETS offered a referral program to current student members, in which the student who recruited the most new members would win an iPod. Another iPod would be given to a newly-enrolled student who would be selected at random.
Mackenzie Lincoln, a junior at Harrison High School, enrolled the most new students. In a bit of luck, her step-brother, Kolt Lincoln, a 7th grader at Clare Middle School, was randomly selected as the newly-enrolled winner.
Applications for the ETS program can be found on the ETS website or can be picked up from the counseling offices at each participating school (Clare, Gladwin, Harrison, Farwell, Beaverton and Coleman).
For more information, visit midmich.edu/ets or contact Brent Mishler at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (989) 386-6622 ext. 529.