CRESTON — The TRIO Talent Search (TS) program at Southwestern Community College is hosting an ACT Boot Camp on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, room 220, to assist high school students in preparation for the ACT Test.

This one-day workshop, being conducted by Mastery Prep, will offer students real ACT questions and teach them tips and tricks to build their confidence for the test. According to statistics provided by Mastery Prep, students may improve their scores by up to three points after attending ACT Boot Camp. Students attending will receive an ACT workbook as well.

This event is open to students in ninth-12th grades. There are openings for 100 students. Students who are in the TS program are eligible to attend the event for free and should register as soon as possible. Non-TS participants may also register and will be charged $50 to attend. A light lunch will be provided during this event.

Students may sign up by calling 800.247.4023, ext. 392, locally at 641.782.1392, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TRIO Talent Search is 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of a $438,253 grant award. More than 800 students in eight schools are served by the TS program. The program’s offices are located on Southwestern Community College’s Creston campus. The goal of the TS program is to encourage students to enroll in and graduate from college.