All East Feliciana Parish schools observed College and Career Awareness Week in December with several activities, school administrators said.

From early childhood to 12th grade, students were exposed to the benefits of obtaining a post-secondary education. Guest speakers, door-decorating contests and more highlighted the week at the schools.

To end the week, students, faculty and staff wore shirts from a college or university.

East Feliciana High School expanded observance of college and career awareness over the course of the week.

Activities included college and university door-decorating, student dress for success day, and college extra-curricular showcase where faculty and staff highlighted Greek organizations, clubs and sports found on college campuses.

Each homeroom class at Jackson Elementary School created a display celebrating college and highlighting student work ranging from word problems about college that students developed in math class to essays about college majors that students wrote during English language arts class.

East Feliciana Enrichment Academy celebrated college and career awareness with door decorations, a college jersey contest and guest speakers.

Teacher Adrian Dunn served as the college motivational speaker. Melvin Spears, former head football coach at Grambling State University and Alcorn State University, was the keynote speaker.

At East Feliciana Middle School, teachers selected colleges and provided entrance requirements to students. College readiness discussions were held in classrooms. Students completed essays about their selected college and career choice. Southern University Talent Search took part during college and career awareness activities.

Clinton Elementary School students celebrated College Day by wearing either a college T-shirt or college colors. Students had the opportunity to win a prize by designing a poster or flier for their chosen college.

Students completed an “Educational Journey” activity with family members for extra credit. Students brought facts about their chosen college to share with their class. Teachers conducted a lesson from the “College-Going Culture Resources and Materials” website.

Slaughter Elementary School took part in various activities to promote college awareness. Teachers led a brief discussion with students with the prompt, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” Classes discussed the necessary steps that lead to college.