The inaugural “Panel in the PAC” was held at the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center on Jan. 10.
Around 500 EHS juniors and seniors filled the PAC to ask four EHS alumni their questions about college life and the transition from high school to college.
The four alumni were Trista Head, who is studying engineering; Paxton Peacock, who is studying medicine; Mattie Hanson, a teacher in the Enterprise City School System; and Chloe McClenny, who is studying pharmacy.
Some of the subjects discussed were Greek Life, housing, classes, professors, scholarships, AP courses and having a job during college.
Forensics teacher Sue Peacock said that this something she has done in her classroom for the past 10 years, but decided this year to try and make it a school-wide event.
“I do it in my classroom and the kids are just hungry for this information,” Peacock said. “They just sit there the whole entire class period, better than when I’m teaching and they’re just liked enthralled. So I thought, ‘Let’s do it for everybody.’”
EHS Principal Brent Harrison said he was happy with the student participation in the event and that the event served to give the students information they need.
“A lot of our seniors obviously know they’ve only got a couple more months left before they graduate and they are getting anxious about college,” Harrison said. “And to that, second semester juniors know that they’re about to become seniors and their senior year is going to fly by and they need to have as much information as possible to get ready for college.”