Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 3, 2014

Education Notebook

College financial aid workshop April 17

The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority is holding a seminar to help high school seniors and their parents decide which college acceptance offer to select based on the financials on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at Phillips Academy on El Street in Andover.

As part of its “After the Acceptance” program, the state’s nonprofit authority on planning, saving and paying for college is assembling college financing experts to lead the free seminar.

The goal of the program, which runs through the end of April, is to ensure families have timely guidance before making enrollment decisions by the May 1 deadline, and have a clear understanding of the next steps in the college enrollment process. MEFA is poised to help families in a variety of ways: Call MEFA at 800-449-MEFA (6332) to speak to a college financing expert. Visit for more information and a complete listing of available services.

Boys & Girls State recruits candidates

American Legion Post 8 Andover is looking for candidates from town to attend Boys and Girls State this year at Stonehill College. The program runs from Saturday, June 14, to Friday, June 20, and is open to students who are completing their junior year in high school.

Participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state government.

America Legion Post 8 Andover pays the cost of attendance. Preference is given to Andover residents. The application deadline is April 12. A face-to-face interview will be conducted as part of the selection process. For more information, contact Kevin Bibeau of American Legion Post 8 Andover at


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