By Danielle Hartzler
Johnson held its annual college fair on October 2nd. Both the lower, and upper gymnasiums were filled with over 80 different colleges and universities, in addition to representatives from the Army and Navy. This event is truly beneficial for all students, whether they are freshman, seniors, or anywhere in between. It is never too early to begin developing plans for after high school, and what better way to start planning by talking to admission representatives from schools around the country?
The schools in attendance were very diverse, allowing students to learn about the different atmospheres that each individual university has. This helps students in identifying their preferences, including campus location, undergraduate enrollment, and class sizes.
Meeting with the representatives from each school gives students insight that they might not get by just “hearing about the school”. The representatives present very useful information, regarding all aspects of the school: campus life, academic majors, and even the admission process.
The college process may seem intimidating, but the guidance department provides students with many helpful resources, such as the annual college fair. Mrs. Stasio is one of the guidance counselors, and she understands the benefits that this event has for students, “The college fair is a wonderful opportunity for students in all grades to meet with representatives, to learn about options for after high school.” It is never too early for someone in high school to start looking into what college they would like to go to, and all grades are encouraged to attend this event each year.
The fair is a tradition at Johnson that has, and will continue to be, a great success in getting students focused and prepared for the years following high school.