Bear Creek academic and college planning night set for Jan. 17

The event will feature a college application review panel with representatives from three colleges.

The Bear Creek School in Redmond is hosting its fifth annual Academic and College Planning Night on Jan. 17.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature a college application review panel with representatives from three colleges who will discuss real application case studies. Following the keynote panel, there will be breakout sessions providing information on a range of academic and college planning topics.

The keynote panel, “How Do Colleges Interpret and Prioritize All Aspects of the College Application?” will feature Nate Mannetter, Gonzaga University, assistant director of admission; Ruth C. Schauble, Whitworth University, associate director of admissions and Jarrod Larse, Oregon State University, regional admissions advisor.

Bear Creek faculty and staff will present 16 breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics, including:The Admissions Process at Highly Selective Colleges

Athletics at the College Level: From Rec to D1

Telling Your Story: Tips for Writing an Amazing College Essay

The College Selection Journey

Leadership Skills for the 21st Century

Standardized Tests Defined

Families with students in grades 5-12 are invited. The evening is designed so that every student and parent will find sessions relevant and interesting.

Check in at 5:30 p.m. for the Bear Creek admissions program or at 6:15 p.m. for the seminar program; the keynote begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Bear Creek School is located at 8905 208th Ave. NE.

To see a complete list of session topics, event schedule, and to register for the event, visit