The Monthly Magnet Review: January

The Barren County Early College Magnet Program hosted its monthly meeting Jan. 9 in the BCHS Auditorium. Magnet alumni from recent graduating classes were invited to speak about their college experiences and gave some advice regarding how current Magnet students, who are about to enter college, should approach the experience.
Magnet graduates explained how college may not always work out the way it is expected to and that it is important to stay motivated. They suggest that new students show up to classes and that students should not be afraid to ask questions if they need help. They also recommended using a study center in order to have a calm place to study without getting distracted.
The guests alumni included: Abby Manning from Bellarmine University, Destinie Emmitt and Seth Groce from Campbellsville University, Anne Calloway Kinsman and Megan Wilson from Eastern Kentucky University, Lydia Brooks from Southern Methodist University, Ben Stockler, Erin Walton, Luke Edmunds, Mariah Hughes, and Paige Basham from Western Kentucky University, and Erin Wilson and Kaleb England from the University of Kentucky.
Any questions about the students or topics discussed during this meeting can be answered by sending an email to Magnet Principal Letitia Hughes at
** The Early College Magnet Program is a program designed to prepare students for postsecondary education. The program offers requirements to ensure students have some preparation for college. For instance, in order for students to graduate as a Magnet student, they must complete four AP courses upon graduation. This is only a glimpse into what the BC Magnet Program offers. Monthly meetings occur to introduce students to topics they may be interested in such as studying abroad. For more information, contact Letitia Hughes.