It was a chance for Boyd Christian students to plan for the future when school held a College Fair featuring residents from several area schools.
Representatives on hand were from Freed-Hardeman University, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Motlow State Community College, Tennessee Tech, and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. Other colleges mailed in information and it was made available for students as well.
Caleb Vivio, admissions counselor for Freed-Hardeman University, said, “I am thankful for College Fair days because it gives me the opportunity to really get to know the students.”
Vivio brought the Boyd juniors and seniors lunch and spoke to them about the opportunities at Freed-Hardeman University.
College representatives talked with students and provided admissions and scholarship information. Allison Stiles, Boyd guidance counselor, provided all of the freshman, sophomore, and junior students information including ways to jumpstart college planning and an action plan for each year of high school. The seniors were given a college expectations and study skills guide, and reminders about admissions/ scholarship deadlines.
Parents were also invited and given a parents’ practical guide to college and financial aid information.
Stiles said students were very excited about the event and enjoyed meeting with the representatives.
Senior student Landon Scott said, “I thought I knew where I wanted to go to college but after meeting with them today I am leaving my options open about where to apply.”
Currently all of Boyd’s high school seniors have plans to attend college. Boyd considered the College Fair to be a huge success.