Growing College Fair Helps Families Make Choices

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Representatives from more than 135 colleges flocked to the high school cafeteria for the annual college fair. The event, sponsored by the guidance department and held on the evening of Sept. 27, provided more than 500 members of the school’s families with an opportunity to meet the representatives, ask questions, discuss their children’s plans for the future, and pick up literature and other information that will help them to decide on the right college.

In conjunction with the fair, the school’s library hosted two well-attended financial aid presentations by Gordon Rowe, a financial expert from St. Joseph’s College, focusing on the new early deadlines for applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Additionally, school counselor Jessica Pignataro offered a presentation on the NCAA for parents of students planning to play Division I or II sports in college.

“Each year our college fair continues to grow, and both parents and students enjoyed coming to this,” said Guidance Director Israel Malinowitzer. “The evening was a huge success.”