High School Hosts Annual College Fair
The high school held their annual College Fair in the gymnasium on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The event took place from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with over 75 colleges in attendance, as well as the military, trade schools, and vo-tech schools present.
The event was open to both students from grades 7 to 12 and their parents/guardians, as they are learning just as much about education after high school as the students are. School Counselor Victoria Lewis said, “Attending a college fair is a terrific way for students and parents to learn more information about different colleges and universities around the country. Also, gathering general knowledge regarding majors, minors, campus life, etc. is a great place to start for many students and families.”
Aside from looking around at different forms of education or career opportunities present in the gymnasium, it’s important for students to ask questions to get a better understanding of what these places truly have to offer. Lewis said, “As counselors, we recommend students ask questions at the College Fair and make connections with the college admissions reps! It also is a great idea to ask for an admissions counselor business card, sign up for information and learn more about visiting the college in person.”
The counselors want the seniors to have walked away from this event with a list of colleges or careers that may have interested them, or, at least, a better idea of what they want to pursue in the future. Lewis said, “The goal for our rising seniors is to come back to school next year with a finalized list of colleges they are going to apply to, and a first step would be visiting our College & Career Fair.”
Overall the College Fair was a great opportunity for both students and parents/guardians to acquire a better understanding of education and other career opportunities following high school. Lewis said, “I’m really happy with how the event turned out and I hope the families are more in tune with some of the options of what is possible for their child post-graduation.”