Colleges come to Lamar

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Colleges and businesses came to Lamar on Thursday, Sept. 22, to have a talk with students about life after high school.

The different colleges and businesses displayed many types of opportunities for Lamar students to consider after graduation. Representatives from the companies talked with students about what they would like to do after high school. Some of the colleges included the University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, and Tarrant County College. Several businesses as well as representatives from the Army National Guard came to talk to students and give them the information on what they need to be prepared for after high school. One of the people who helped with the event was Dashiva Francois who works with TCU college advising corps to help kids apply for grants and loans. 

“I had called up colleges to come down and emailed careers pathways and also got them down to help show the kids options they had,” Francois, who runs Lamar’s Go Center, said. 

More than 400 students showed up to the fair and 30 students applied for colleges. Based on the numbers, several students found the College and Career Fair helpful. 

“I heard about it from all the announcements around the school when I went,” senior Valeria Casas Palomo said.”I found a college that had my major.”

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