THS Students Go To the Fair
by Amber Sarabia
Thomasville High School students traveled to the Atlanta National College Fair on Sunday, March 25 to explore their options on over 200 colleges, in-state, nationwide, and abroad.
The students were accompanied by THS Dean of Students Stacy Reese, HOSA Advisor Barbara Peralta, and Scholars Academy Latin teacher Charles Gammel. “The purpose of the college fair is to show students the vast number of opportunities available to them. In addition, the college counseling and financial information sessions are very valuable to families who have not gone through college applications before,” said Gammel.
“It gave me opportunities to look at what certain colleges had. Some colleges had my interest and some didn’t,” said Taylor House.
“After going to the college fair in Atlanta, I’m pretty sure that I know which college I want to go to,” said Jasmine Cone. “The college fair helped me by giving me the opportunity to meet with and talk to various college representatives, and I got to ask any questions I would like answered about the college,” said Ionica Jackson. The college fair allowed students to socialize while being productive with their time on a weekend. “Getting to know other people and being in a different environment isn’t always a bad thing,” said House. “It was nice taking a trip with my friends and getting some help choosing my college at the same time,” said Jackson.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 16,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. The college fair exposes institutions to more than 20,000 students and parents annually who are interested in undergraduate or graduate studies in music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design, and related disciplines. It’s an opportunity to discuss with students how their institutions can be part of the students’ future.