College fair has good turnout at TCHS
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Feb 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A college fair held at the Trigg County High School Library had great turnout last Wednesday afternoon, despite the fact that some colleges and military branches couldn’t make it, said Sherri Anderson, AmeriCorps Kentucky College Coach for the high school.

“We helped a lot of students with FAFSA, especially the freshmen,” Anderson said. “You don’t need to be a senior to think about what college you want to go to.”

While most of the military branches and colleges that were scheduled made it, representatives from colleges like Lindsey Wilson and Hopkinsville Community College were unable to, Anderson said.

However, there was a good turnout, better than the college fair held Feb. 2, and there will probably be one again next year, said Anderson, who added that they “ran out of pizza.”

From 3 – 7 p.m., there was free food and drinks, a college fair with representatives from colleges like Murray State University along with the branches of the military, free ACT preparation sessions and free tax assistance by appointment only, said Anderson.

The AmeriCorps coach also said that except for the event held on Wednesday, Feb. 2, this was the first time that an event with all of the included activities has been held here, as a free Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshop is being provided like in previous years.
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