College Express students to show off work at DACC

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College's College Express program will host a student art and project exhibition and reception today at the Bremer Conference Center, 2000 E. Main St.

The event is free and open to the public.

Daytime exhibit hours are 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m.

An evening exhibit and reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibition will feature projects created by individual students or groups taking graphic design, drafting, auto body, culinary arts and horticulture classes through the College Express program. Students represent Armstrong Township, Bismarck-Henning, Catlin, Danville, Georgetown-Ridge Farm, Hoopeston Area, Jamaica, Milford, Oakwood and Westville high schools.

Prizes will be awarded for individual projects, and the audience has an opportunity to cast their votes and voice their opinions.

College Express is the Career and Technical Education dual enrollment program for area high school juniors and seniors. High school students travel to DACC each school day for instruction in one of 15 career programs.

Students receive both high school and college credit for the courses. Most students who enter the program as a junior will graduate from high school with at least 12 college credit hours, which they take at no cost to them.

The classes, books and fees are free to the students, and their home high school districts pay a reduced tuition for each student enrolled in the program. In most cases, those districts also provide transportation to and from the college.

For more information about the exhibition and reception, call Kay Smoot, the Vermilion Vocational Education Delivery System director, at 443-8742.

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