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College Fair Helps Students with Big Decision

Hunter Reis '13
Opinion Editor
October 21, 2011

On Wednesday, October 19, Durfee High School held its annual college fair, which was open to all Durfee students. Over 65 colleges were present in the Luke Urban Field House to answer any questions that the students might have about a specific college or the college process in general.        

 
One of the many colleges presenting at the college fair
--Hilltop File Photo
 
Represented at the fair were schools such as Northeastern University, Lyndon State, Sacred Heart University, and UMASS Boston, Dartmouth, and Amherst, as well as two year schools like Bristol Community College and New England Institute of Technology.

Popular topics among students were what majors the college offers, what sports and clubs are available to students, and if financial aid is granted.

“The college fair gives the student an opportunity to touch base with a variety of college admission representatives,” said junior class guidance counselor Marie Rotondo, “they can begin to explore their college options.”  

Students and parents had two hours to walk around the gymnasium as they pleased. College booths were set up in rows and students were free to talk to any college of their choice.

Representatives from the military were also present for those interested in joining the armed forces. They also answered any questions that students might have about the military.