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APSU hosts ASTAR this week

For the fourth consecutive year, APSU officials are hosting the Geier Summer Pre-College Program, called ASTAR.

Designed for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade African-Americans from Montgomery County, ASTAR began Sunday, June 12, and concludes on Saturday, June 18.

Through an intensive academic program and co-curricular activities, the overall goal of ASTAR is to increase the representation of African-Americans attending Tennessee public colleges and universities.
For the fourth consecutive year, APSU officials are hosting the Geier Summer Pre-College Program, called ASTAR.

Designed for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade African-Americans from Montgomery County, ASTAR began Sunday, June 12, and concludes on Saturday, June 18.

Through an intensive academic program and co-curricular activities, the overall goal of ASTAR is to increase the representation of African-Americans attending Tennessee public colleges and universities.

Penny Gregory is director of ASTAR, with Meda Rollings serving as assistant director. Toya Richardson and Chris Poynter are coordinators, and there are 11 group leaders on staff.

Approximately 100 high school students are participating in activities, with 10th, 11th and 12th graders living on campus during the week of ASTAR.

The ASTAR Program will expose African-American high school students to college life, specifically at APSU, and will highlight the benefits of a college degree.

ASTAR students will participate to studies and activities designed to develop critical thinking, enhance communication skills, strengthen leadership skills, explore career options and understand general college admission requirements and expectations.

For more information on ASTAR, telephone (931) 221-6100.
—Dennie Burke