"I don't want to mess anything up for her," Conner said, pointing at her West Virginia Wesleyan College sweatshirt. "We have to apply every year."
Conner said she's not very computer savvy and always finds a place that offers help with the application. With college being so expensive, it's a must for the family, she said.
"It's nice for Mom and Dad's pocketbook," she said with a laugh. "When I saw in the newspaper it'd be here, I said, 'Yes! What a relief.'"
This is the first year the education commission has held a workshop in Putnam, according to Martin.
"We've had a really good turnout," she said. "He's number 34," Martin said while leaning over Nicholas Courtney to help him start the application process.
Courtney, 18, who attends Winfield High School and also the Putnam Career and Technical Center for classes, hopes to attend Kanawha Valley Community Technical College after he graduates this spring.
"Because of the trade school here I already have 30 hours of college credit," Courtney said. "My teacher was talking about this would be Sunday and I said, 'Oh I still need to fill those out.' "
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