Every year, students graduate high school into a world of college and careers. However, finding the right postsecondary situation can be rather difficult. This is where college fairs come to light. Showing each student what colleges are available and how they may be right for them. Recently, Wayne County High School set up a trip to Somerset Community College (SCC) to experience a college fair and the chance to find their perfect match. The 125 local students who participated got to speak with college representatives and obtain relevant information along with the feel of the school. There were approximately 25 private and state colleges represented at the fair, so students had to work quickly to visit with representatives at each booth.
After the fair, the students were invited to tour the college campus. This gave students time to get used to the community college they may attend for a few years before venturing out to bigger campuses. The students toured several buildings, taking in just a fraction that SCC offers. Some students that are attending SCC even gave examples of what they learned and the creations they have made. Near the end of the journey, students sat down and enjoyed pizza, cookies, chips, and a drink.
At the end of the day, students were excited to dive through the pamphlets and papers they got from there #1 colleges, and even a few second options. This opportunity gave seniors, and some under-classmen, the push they needed to start the adventure of a higher education.
The busy college fair with booths set up to hand out information
Jaymee Smiddie, Admission Counselor for Northern Kentucky University, speaking with students about NKU and all it's possibilities.
NKU Contact info:
(859) 572-6015 | (800) 637-9948
Mariah Bright, University of the Cumberlands admission counselor, posing behind her booth.
University of the Cumberlands Contact info:
(606) 539-4450 | (606) 268-4566
(L-R) John J. Rogers, Campbellsville University enrollment specialist, and Diamond Dick, student at CU and Wayne County High School graduate, standing behind the very decorative CU booth.
Campbellsville Contact info:
Garrett Milby's booth about Campbellsville University Technical Training Center.
Campbellsville University Technical Training Center info:
Mercedes Stanfield, admission representative of Berea College, giving a student information about Berea.
Berea College info:
phone: (859) 582-1297 | toll-free: (800) 326-5948 | fax: (859) 985-3512
Building 2, Printshop
Classroom in Building 2 showing how assembly lines work
SCC student shows WCHS Students her project
Students walking to the Diesel Technology building
Students observing the inside of the Diesel Technology garage
Automotive Technology building
Students listening to an instructor share highlights about his program
Students walking into Meece Hall where they will take a break and eat lunch
(L-R) Kacie Rose, Callista Mann, and Lauren Hughes enjoying lunch provided by SCC in the Auditorium
Legacy Square globe
Rogers Student Commons building
Inside the Rogers Student Commons building where students can find a bookstore, a fitness center, and many important offices
Engineering and Electronics class room found inside the Blakley building
The Cooper building dedicated to Richard Ernst Cooper