Dollarway High School recently hosted its first Senior and Parent Fall Mixer recently with more than 50 students and parents in attendance, according to a news release.


Dollarway seniors and their parents were invited to attend and receive information to prepare for the 2019 graduation and assistance with applying for financial aid and scholarships, according to a news release.


Parents heard about the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and how they could also continue their education, according to the release.


Southeast Arkansas College staff and Dollarway alumnus Sam Domineck provided students and their parents with information on college and career planning, graduation preparation and assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Admissions Officer Clayton Clay also provided assistance, according to the release.


During the program, participants received a list of prepared questions that helped them to communicate with each other and to have serious face-to-face conversations about their futures.


“The goal of the event was to inform students and parents of important resources and opportunities regarding their futures, in a relaxed and stress-free environment for the whole family,” according to the release.


Parents received a small gift and a satin hands treatment by Mary Kay representatives. They were also allowed to choose a free pampering gift from the DHS parent gift boutique.


Dollarway College & Career Coach Marla Barnes and Family Engagement Coordinator Candice Jones coordinated this event.


“Many thanks go out to the community schools’ stakeholders Bruce Lockett and Lee Meadows, who provided support and refreshments for this event, and the staff and administrators of DHS who also helped to make this a successful event,” according to the release.