Church Hosts 5th Annual FREE College Discussion Panel (GA) on Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. - Noon

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MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry (Marietta, Ga.), hosts its 5th Annual College Discussion Panel, on Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. - Noon. Appearing on the panel will be students representing 13 public, private, HBCU, community college, graduate school, law school, and medical school programs. Panelists are members of the Turner Chapel AME Church who return in December each year from their respective campuses to sit in one of the coveted college discussion panel seats.

Education Ministry Leader, Mychal Wynn, notes, "Via text messages, our Facebook page, and through their parents, we remain connected to our students after they go off to college. For the past five years, our students have candidly shared their experiences as a means of assisting current high school students in making well-informed college choices."

Wynn adds, "Three of our panelists, Brianna Moses (2011 Gates Millennium Scholar, Howard 2015 BS Biology), Jameson Sackey (Vanderbilt 2012 BA Political Science), and Anya Bazzell (Boston University 2011 BS Biology), first appeared on the panel as undergraduate students and now return as graduate, law, and medical school students. Another panelist, Tahri Turner, who appeared on the panel as an undergraduate student at Southern Polytechnic State University has received his BS in Mechatronics Engineering and has entered the workforce.

"Our panelists will provide great insight into all aspects of their college experience, including if they made the right college choice. Our panelists are so candid in answering questions that we have had high school seniors finalize their college choice as a result of what they learned from the panel discussion. We will also host a reception immediately following where parents and students may speak to our panelists informally."

The Turner Chapel AME Church, a 5,000-member congregation in Marietta, Georgia, led by Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Marcus (Senior Pastor) and Rev. Cassandra Y. Marcus (Co-Pastor), has received national acclaim for serving as a model of how faith-based institutions can support academic achievement, close the college knowledge gap, expand college access, and guide students into earning millions of dollars in scholarships. The church boasts of having 5 Gates Millennium Scholars, 3 Posse Foundation Scholars, and students admitted into America's most selective colleges and universities.

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Turner Chapel AME Church, 492 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

*Photo Caption: 2014 panelist, Cierra Dunston, who currently attends the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on a full track and field scholarship, shared her experiences as a scholarship athlete.

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