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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Please join Highlands High School on Saturday, January 11th, for WinterCon 2020

By Trinity Walsh, College & Career Counselor, Highlands High School 

WinterCon is a college, career, and future planning event for students in grades 8-11 and their families.  This year’s WinterCon 2020 event will be held on Saturday, January 11th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Highlands High School.  There is no need to sign up and all are welcome!

Attendees may review our event’s schedule in advance and make selections to participate in the sessions that are of most interest to them.

We are thrilled with a new edition to the schedule this year: a keynote address.  Highlands High School will have the pleasure of welcoming a distinguished speaker, Dr. Ashish Vaidya, President of Northern Kentucky University.  Dr. Vaidya will kick-off the event at 10:00 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  Highlands High School is extremely excited to have someone who has become so invested in the Northern Kentucky community to come and speak with our students and families.

You will not want to miss this!

What can you see and do at WinterCon?
Sessions include:
o Developing Resilient Youth
o Scheduling for the 20-21 School Year
o Financial Aid & FAFSA
o Scholarships
o Test Prep
o Making the Most of a College Visit
o Getting involved in the Trades
o Attending College with Learning Differences
o KY Fame Program
o Investigating the Campbell County ATC
o Governor’s Scholars Program
o Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs
o College Athletic Process
o Naviance for Parents
o Dual Credit vs. AP
Visit the college fair with 45 confirmed colleges from 11:00am–2:00pm.
Academic Fair combined with the College Fair.  Each of the HS academic departments will be represented to answer questions about courses for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
Eat some lunch!  Our culinary department will have sandwiches and soups available.
Can’t get to that far away college? Take a Virtual Reality College Tour!

WinterCon has grown to not only a scheduling/college/career/future planning event, but also as an opportunity for some of our students to showcase their leadership talents.  Students in the Culinary Arts program will be providing lunch for families to purchase, our BEAM and BAM spirit wear stores will be open to purchase Highlands gear, and our students will be volunteering all over the building to assist with the event.

To get a complete listing of session details and times, please visit our website at:  We hope to see you at WinterCon 2020!

For questions or for additional information, please contact Trinity Walsh, Highlands High School Counselor, at

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