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Delta High School hosting Information Nights

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Delta High School is getting ready for its next freshman class.

Thursday night, school leaders hosted an information night for students and their parents to learn about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics-oriented high school.

They were able to talk to Delta teachers, current students and their parents to ask questions and learn about their experiences.

Delta's principal says there's a big interest in the school, with the students doing a lot of the recruiting.

"The interest in Delta is coming off the charts.  We're getting a lot of positive press and our students are really doing the talking. So our students are speaking for themselves with not only their work, but with helping us recruit this year and it's been great," said Principal Deidre Holmberg.

There are a limited number of slots available for Tri Cities students, with the 2011-2012 freshman class of 100 selected through a lottery system.

Students wishing to attend Delta High School first indicate their interest and then, are selected at random from the pool for the slots available for the Kennewick, Richland and Pasco School Districts.

 To find out more about Delta High School,  there are more information nights.

The first is on February 1st in Pasco at the C.L. Booth Education Center at 1215 West Lewis Street while the other is in Richland on February 9th at the Richland School District Administration Building at 615 Snow Avenue.  Both meetings are from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Holmberg says the Delta experience is about each individual student.  "We believe the education a student gets at Delta is the foundation upon which everything else will be built."