College opportunities made available to students at annual college fair

Rachel Adair, Editor

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Starkville High hosted its annual college fair September 24. The College fair is intended to give students the chance to see different opportunities after high school including four-year colleges and community colleges around the state and a few outside the state. 

Universities including Mississippi State, US Military Academy, EMCC, Ole Miss, Delta State, Southern Mississippi, Alcorn State and many more had informative booths for high school students. At each booth, there were pamphlets, stickers, buttons, and brochures for students to see what each school has to offer. Some had multiple booths that were separated by field. The University of Mississippi displayed separate booths for its school of Pharmacy and its honors college. 

Mississippi State had a separate booth for the Bagley College of Engineering, the school for agriculture and forestry, and majors that fall under education.
“I thought it was really cool to be able to see the opportunities that Bagley offers to students who are interested in Engineering. I’m considering majoring in a field of engineering, and MSU seems like a place that would fit my needs,” Junior Yuri Talavera said.  

The college fair was very helpful in that it allowed students to explore the benefits that different colleges in the area have.
“The information that I learned will help me select the college that I will be attending because I was able to see what each college has to offer,” senior, Braxton Stone said. 

The college fair only presented colleges in the state with the exception of Alabama, Army and West Alabama. Jasmine Baker, a junior with plans to attend the University of Georgia, was disappointed at the turnout from out-of-state colleges.
“I was disappointed at the lack of out-of-state booths. I wish I could have seen other opportunities from colleges that are not so close to Starkville,” Baker said.

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