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MVHS schedules college essay film

Students and parents are invited to view the documentary “In 500 Words or Less” 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Mountain View High School’s Spartan Theatre, 3535 Truman Ave.

Attending college is a rite of passage for many American high school students, but the process can be daunting: college fairs, tours, SATs, applications and then – the personal essay. The film addresses the dilemma of how 17-year-olds can define themselves to total strangers when they are only beginning to discover who they are. And how do they do it in 500 words or less?

The documentary follows four very different students as they embark on journeys to college. The students in the film spend their last year with their families trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, e-mail Peggy McGrath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Local tutoring group addresses admissions

Flex College Prep, a tutoring academy with an office in Los Altos, has scheduled an informational seminar 1-3 p.m. Nov. 13 at Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave.

The seminar is designed to provide up-to-date insider information about the college admissions process for high school students.

Flex College Prep aims to demystify the process, provide reliable information and help students and parents develop a successful college admissions and applications strategy.

The seminar features experienced former college admission officers from top universities, including Patrick Griffin, former assistant director of undergraduate admissions and director of financial aid at Harvard University; Rae Shaw, former assistant director of admissions at the University of Chicago; Ethan Hutt, admission interviewer at Yale University; Daniel Klasik, former assistant director of admission at Vassar College; and Danny Byun, CEO of Flex College Prep.

Admission is free on the Flex Web site with the Promo Code 8EZHSS.

Space is limited and registration is required.

For more information, visit www.flexcollegeprep.com.

PYT presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The Peninsula Youth Theatre is scheduled to perform “The Wizard of Oz” Nov. 13-21 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The theatre will host costume contest nights for attendees to dress in their best “Wizard of Oz” wear for a chance to win season tickets for four. All participants will receive a special gift from the Lollipop Guild.

For more information, visit www.pytnet.org.

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