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Dr. Hallie Savage, director of the Honors Program at Clarion University, will lead a seminar titled, “Preparing for the Best College” at the September 9 meeting of the Clarion-Area Academic Boosters (CAAEB).

The meeting runs at 6 p.m. in the Clarion Area High School LGI Room. It is free and open to the public. In this seminar, parents and families can learn more about the college preparation process, and explore university options for their students.

Savage has directed the Clarion University Honors Program since 1997. She is also president of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

            The CAAEB promotes and supports all aspects of the Gifted and Enrichment program in the Clarion-Area School District, both in and out of the classroom. The group serves as an advocate for gifted and academic enrichment students, and protects their right to an appropriate program of education according to Chapter 16 of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

            “The group’s purpose is to help our children be what they can be, and to fulfill their potential,” said President Dr. Mary Ann Fricko of Clarion. “We’re really doing this for our children so that they have some extra challenges in school and develop into productive adults.”

            All parents who have a child in the Gifted and Academic Enrichment Program are invited to join the CAAEB. The group serves families both at Clarion-Area Junior-Senior High School and at Clarion-Area Elementary School. Membership is free. 

            “Parents can use CAAEB to learn about the additional educational opportunities and options for their children,” Fricko added. “I see it as educating all of us, really.”

            The CAAEB meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Clarion-Area Junior-High School Library. For meeting times or to find about more about upcoming CAAEB events, contact Fricko at (814) 221-3322 or via e-mail at


9/3/2008 1:21 PM

Savage to lead seminar on college preparation process