Ellenville Junior/Senior High School’s Student Support Services Department hosted its second annual College Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and once again, the event was a resounding success.
The fair, school Counselor Tracy Berry said in a press release, sent a clear message to students: “Think big. The sky’s the limit!”
This year’s fair featured an expanded range of representation from colleges and vocational schools, Berry said. Also new this year: Sixth-grade students were invited to attend.
Students had the opportunity to meet, network, and make connections with
representatives from two- and four-year colleges from the immediate area, as well as from the tri-state region as a whole. In addition, students had the chance to learn about opportunities available to them with the Army and the Marines.
Fairgoers were eager to learn about each school’s academic major offerings,
admissions requirements, and sports. Students indicated that they were interested in a wide variety of majors, including pre-med, astrophysics, astronomy, criminology, and psychology, to name a few.
Ninth-grader Tawanya Harrington, who is interested in playing volleyball and softball as well as studying law, said she appreciated learning about some of the many pathways she could take. “I enjoyed getting to know all the different offerings at each school,” she said.
Senior Nevaeh Roller, who spoke with representatives of SUNY Cortland and
SUNY Brockport, agreed. “I was able to get a lot of answers,” she said. “I asked about sports scholarships and pricing, and shared my email with them so they can contact me.”
Roller, who worked with children at a local camp this past summer, added that she would like to study adolescent education.
Said Berry, “The College Fair is such a great opportunity for our students to meet with so many college representatives as they search for the college that’s right for them or as they decide if college is their post-high school plan. I was happy to see the students engaged and taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity.”