Upperclassman throughout the district are looking to a bright future as many recently attended their respective high school's mini-college fair. Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School conduct these mini-college fairs each fall where representatives from various colleges and universities set up booths and answer questions that the students may have as they explore their options for after graduation.
Sponsored by each high school's guidance department, the students met with college representatives to learn more about their programs, activities, admission process, majors offered and financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
"Our college fairs are a wonderful opportunity for students to network with admissions reps who will be reading their applications and learn important information about post-secondary options," said MacArthur High School's guidance chairperson Elizabeth Hammer.
Students were encouraged to ask questions and gather valuable handouts provided by each institution of higher learning.
"The college fair was a very positive and inviting experience," said Leah Draluck, a junior at Division Avenue High School. "Since I have an interest in Engineering, I learned about different Engineering programs certain colleges have to offer."
Both Division and MacArthur will hold a second mini-college fair at the end of the month.