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2013 SAT TRAINING CAMP

Presented by XFINITY

 

For the fourth consecutive year, the Houston Rockets and XFINITY have teamed-up to provide the SAT Training Camp to high school students and their parents. Nearly 350 people attended the college prep work shop with hopes of learning how to successfully navigate the process of applying and getting into the college of choice.

Workshops included test taking tips hosted by The Princeton Review; secrets to finding free money to pay for college, led by the College Money Guys; and a full session on meeting college admissions guidelines, hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington. In addition, admissions counselors representing 20 colleges and universities from Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi were on hand to speak one-on-one with students and parents.

The night culminated with an open forum where parents and students were able to ask questions of Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson and forward James Anderson. Coach Sampson encouraged students to never give up and to work hard at achieving their goals, while Anderson's message to student athletes focused on the importance of doing well in school, despite rigorous game and practice schedules.

Twenty students were awarded scholarships to take the Princeton Review SAT/ACT Prep Course, as part of an essay contest where they were asked to highlight accomplishes they hope to make as a result of earning a college degree.