September 1, 2017
Wakulla High School students had many career and college questions answered at the August 28th WHS Fall College and Career Fair.
Over 800 juniors, seniors and others gathered information from the 35 colleges, universities, and career resource agency tables set up in the WHS cafeteria. WHS students in AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) and Career Research classes also attended.
“This is one example of how our Guidance Department works hard to help our students understand that now is the time to start planning for their careers. The classes they take in high school, as well as the extra-curricular activities they are involved in and the work/study opportunities they have all lay the groundwork for their futures,” says WHS Principal Mike Barwick.
More than 70 representatives from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina displayed their college, military, and career banners as they answered questions wearing their organization’s attire.
“It is worth the intense planning and intricate organization to stand back and see so many of our students engaged in asking questions about their futures. Many thanks to all the representatives who attended, plus thanks to all the Guidance Department and other WHS personnel who helped put this on,” states organizer Sonia Clark-Rosier, WHS Student Advisor.
Some of the organizations represented from Florida included: Bethune Cookman University, Florida State University, University of South Florida Air Force ROTC, Florida A & M University, Florida Southern College, Eckerd College, Career Source Capital Region, Keiser University, and New College of Florida.
Some of Georgia’s schools included: Georgia Southern, Georgia Southwestern State University, and Middle Georgia State University. Alabama’s Birmingham Southern College and South Carolina’s Lander University representatives also attended.
Says Superintendent Bobby Pearce, “Displaying the information right in front of our students and having the college and career personnel there in person to answer questions is invaluable. It starts the planning process for some, and solidifies answers for those students who think they already know what they want to do for a career.”