CRESTON—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) will sponsor the 2014 SmartStart Kickoff for high school students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, on the SWCC Creston campus.  

The event—an open house for students—will be a great chance for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to check out SWCC and its campus!  Students will be able to sit in on college classes, visit program areas, talk with instructors and students, and tour the residence halls.  High school students in attendance will receive lunch, a SWCC T-shirt, and have the opportunity to win door prizes.  The college will be awarding two-$250 SWCC scholarships for senior attendees.

The open house will coincide with the Creston College Fair, sponsored by the Iowa Association for College Admissions Counseling.  The college fair will be open from 1-2:30 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium.  Approximately 45 colleges, career/technical schools, and military branches will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information to interested individuals.  The college fair is open to the public.

To view the agenda for the SmartStart Kickoff, please visit SWCC’s website at  High school students may be registered for the SmartStart Kickoff with their high school guidance counselor or by contacting Caitlyn Maitlen, SWCC admissions coordinator, at 641.782.1453.