Surviving Freshman Year

NSHSS Member Engagement Event
March 5, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET

Join our panel of NSHSS college students as they share open and honest thoughts about a variety of topics such as tips and strategies for selecting the right college, how to balance passion and practicality in choosing a major, strategies for effective time management, and finding time for a social life.  Bring all your questions and concerns and ask our panel! 

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Join our seasoned collegiate panelists as they share invaluable insights and practical tips to navigate and thrive during your freshman year of college.

Jordan Tolbert

A native of Macon, GA, Jordan Tolbert, son of Jeremy and Rolandria Tolbert, has left a positive mark on his community. Jordan has been a big contender in athletics, as he was part of both his varsity soccer and football teams that both ended with regional championships and even made it to the 'Elite Eight' status in the HS team playoffs. In addition, he was the state runner-up for his Varsity Track team in his most popular event, the 300-meter hurdles. Jordan loves to read in his leisure time. He also donates his time and talents towards volunteering in the community to help local organizations such as United in Pink, a breast cancer awareness organization, and Campus Clubs which serves as an after-school and summer program for lower economic families in the Pleasant Hill area. His peers voted him the first-ever Prom King of FPD (since 2003), and he also serves as an Ambassador for the National Society of High School Scholars. Jordan continues to do his part within his community and strives to create a safer and more understanding community. 

Mia Dent

Mia Dent is a student, activist, and Gen Z Black feminist focused on furthering her education/experience in environmental justice. She has engaged in activism since middle school, including volunteering on local and state political campaigns and with local social justice organizations focused on reproductive rights and gender-based violence. Mia has represented Gen Z activists on committees in her community and on a panel addressing feminism at the Women’s Convention in Texas. Beginning in Fall 2023, Mia will major in Political Science at North Carolina A&T State University. She plans to continue her activism, including remaining on the board of the Young Feminist National Committee for the National Organization for Women.