Kerley Gears up for College Go Week


Joz Kempf, Paolite Staff Writer

From September 23 through 28, Paoli High School will be celebrating College Go Week. Guidance Counselor Brandi Kerley will be organizing a week of fun contests and activities to get students excited about their futures.

There will be dress-up days throughout the week for different career paths, a door decorating contest for teachers, a special message on the announcements every day and a fun trivia game on Friday, September 28.

“This is a time when colleges begin to wave their application fees. This week is to just really get everyone excited and thinking about what they want to do after high school,” said Kerley. 

This week will also give students an opportunity to win a cash prize by participating in the Learn More Indiana Writing Contest. The essays will be about the students’ future plans and will be hosted by the CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan. All participants will be entered into a raffle. One student from each grade, 7 through 12, will be chosen to win $529 to put toward college fees.

Any student grades 7-12 who participates and turns in a complete essay to the guidance office by Friday, September 27 will be entered into a drawing for prizes. The grade level that has the highest percentage of completed essays will receive a pizza party,” said Kerley. 

To learn more about College Go Week, go to or contact Kerley at [email protected].