- Lake County Office of Education
University Admit Reception
Nearly 300 Lake County high school students, parents, school administrators and counselors packed the Thomas Aikens Student Center at Kelseyville High School Monday evening, May 13, 2019 for the University Admittance Reception.
This was the 14th year the Lake County Office of Education has hosted the event. Ninety Lake County students were recognized for their acceptance into four-year universities for the 2019-2020 school year.
Brock Falkenberg, Lake County Superintendent of Schools, opened the evening proclaiming, “Lake County has some of the brightest students in the country.”
Almost 70% of college-bound Lake County students will attend a California State University in the 2019-2020 school year. Nearly 25% of college-bound Lake County students will attend UC campuses, including UC campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, Merced, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz.
The remaining college-bound Lake County students will attend universities in different states across the nation including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii.
Students from Clear Lake High School are traveling the furthest to attend college. Nicabec Casido
will be attending Princeton University in New Jersey, and Seth Mix will be studying at the Aux Marseille Université in southern France.
Jacquelyn Ross, Assistant Director, Admissions, UC Davis and Gina Geck, Director of Student Outreach and Recruitment, Sonoma State were on hand to congratulate the soon-to-be graduates. They presented each senior with a gold cord to honor their achievement. The students were encouraged to wear this cord at their individual high school graduations
Two former Lake County students returned as Keynote Speakers. Shao-Ji Chang, CLHS Class of 2013, is currently a Constituent Services and Field Representative for Congressman Mike Thompson. Charles Crockett, CLHS Class of 2015, will be graduating from St. Mary’s College of California in a few weeks. Both Lake County students offered advice based on their own college experiences.
Beth Hampson, Education Specialist from the Lake County Office of Education, organized the event. Hampson closed out the evening with a heartfelt thank you to those who helped coordinate and sponsor the event including Kelseyville Lumber; Michelle Borghesani, Director of Food Services at Kelseyville Unified School District; and Kelseyville Unified School District for providing the facility.