On Point Hosts First “Senior Shake” For Brainerd High School Seniors

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., On Point will host its first Senior Shake with approximately 75 students from Brainerd High School’s senior class.  On Point’s Senior Shake is part of a newly launched program, Graduate On Point, that’s currently being piloted at Brainerd High School.  Graduate On Point is led by Dr. Mary Rausch who works both at Brainerd High School and On Point.  Friday’s Senior Shake will take place at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.

On Point’s Senior Shake is loosely modeled from the Ron Clark Academy’s Amazing Shake concept.  Both On Point and Ron Clark Academy’s events are designed to encourage students by aiding them with their development of professional and social skills while allowing them to interact with Shake judges – who will provide feedback to each student.  “We decided to organize a Senior Shake so that we could provide students the opportunity to introduce themselves to members of our community,” says Dr. Mary Rausch, Community Partnership coordinator for On Point.  “This opportunity allows students to present their positive assets and perfect their networking skills, which is beneficial for their transition to college and the workforce,” Dr. Rausch continues.

Nick Shelton, an Apps Evangelist for Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, has been tapped as the keynote speaker.  "Mr. Shelton has a talent and passion for helping people find lasting happiness and purpose in life and will provide encouragement for the students in attendance," officials said.  His most recent book, The Good Life Crisis, documents answers to the question: What is the Good Life?

During the Shake, students will be expected to have a dialogue with the judges by asking questions regarding each judge’s organization and role.  They’ll also interact with the judges during a business casual lunch and be encouraged to engage in conversation.  The Senior Shake judges are local community leaders who represent a number of Chattanooga businesses and organizations like Public Education Foundation, the City of Chattanooga, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga and United Way of Greater Chattanooga.

For more information about On Point’s Senior Shake, please email Dr. Mary Rausch, mary@liveonpoint.org.






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